Minneapolis employment law attorney discusses the challenges of facing the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings in a legal dispute.
More In This Category
Well, I actually found that it was my client was more popular than the Minnesota Vikings, and so it was actually the support that we received from the community was amazing. Dealing with the media on a regular basis is something I had never had to do before, but we were in the limelight quite often, doing different press conferences, dealing with different aspects of the case. And so the Minnesota Vikings at the time were getting a lot of heat for other conduct it was engaged in, and so public support was really on our side.
And so it was interesting to see how you can use that type of forum to advance a cause, and my client made it very clear that we all have to stand up for what we believe in. He was not in it for the money. He was in it and, from day one, any money he would receive he pledged that he would have it donated to LGBT causes. And at the end of the day, when there was a resolution to the case, he did in fact not take one penny and he donated all the money to LGBT causes. So he is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met, one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, and it was real pleasure to be part of that experience.