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Vikings Coach Karl Dunbar Facing Restraining Order

By Liz Collin, WCCO-TV 

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A defensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings is being forced to play a little defense of his own.

A restraining order has been filed against Karl Dunbar, who has been coaching with the Vikings for the last five seasons.

But, Dunbar's attorney said Wednesday there are two sides to the allegations.

Paperwork was filed Tuesday in Scott County by a woman asking for Dunbar to stay off of her property.

The woman said Dunbar has shown up at her home twice since a sexual assault in April. She said in the paperwork she is "afraid of retribution and unsure of his behavior."

Dunbar didn't answer the door when a WCCO-TV crew went to his home in Prior Lake on Wednesday. David Valentini is an attorney for the Minnesota Vikings and representing Dunbar. He told WCCO-TV Dunbar denies the allegations, he is cooperating with the investigation, and that Dunbar does not expect any charges.

When reached by a phone call, the woman told WCCO-TV her attorney told her not to comment on the case.

The woman is not requesting a court hearing at this time. She's asked for the restraining order to last for two years.

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