The lawyer for former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that the organization wants to keep an internal investigation private.

Lawyer Clayton Halunen accused the team of reneging on a pledge to release the report, and threatened to sue the organization, the AP reported.

In January, Kluwe alleged that he was fired from the team by special-teams coordinator Priefer, whom he called a “bigot,” and two “cowards”: then-head coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman.

Kluwe claimed that Priefer made several anti-gay comments in the course of objecting to his advocacy on the issue of marriage equality and quoted Priefer as saying during a team meeting, “We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows.”

Priefer “vehemently” denied the charges and the Vikings hired outside counsel to investigate the claims.

Making the report public, Kluwe told reporters, was important “because not only did I say this is what happened but this is something that happens in work environments across the country.”

“I think it's just important that everyone is able to see what's there,” Kluwe added. “Yeah, it'll probably hurt. These things always do. But the only way we're ever going to fix it is if we acknowledge that.”

In a statement, the Vikings denied Halunen's claim that they refuse to release the report.