Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
This report just came across the wire from Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN. Apparently, prior to Percy Harvin being placed on injured reserve, there was another incident between the mercurial wide receiver and Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.
According to four NFL sources, Harvin and Frazier had another heated exchange weeks later in front of some players and staff members, fueling speculation about a deteriorating relationship that could spell the end of Harvin's four seasons in Minnesota.
Details of that altercation remain clouded, though it is believed to have begun in the training room at the Vikings' facility. There's no question Harvin was frustrated with the ankle not coming around.
The incident was sufficiently impassioned some inside and outside the building believed that, and not the ankle, was the driving force behind Harvin's trip to IR.
In Pelissero's article, he cites that some folks in NFL circles feel the Vikings are going to trade Harvin away this off-season rather than having to deal with giving him an extension. He also notes. . .correctly, in my opinion. . .that any potential extension would have to be performance-based and rely heavily on escalators, and I'm not entirely sure that Harvin would be a big fan of that.
Let me say right up front that I'm a huge Percy Harvin fan. Like the guy, lije the way he plays the game, and obviously like what he's brought to the Minnesota Vikings on the field. But if the guy is going to be a headache and/or be under the impression that he's somehow bigger or more important than the team, then trading him might not be as silly a move as it sounds at first blush. Would I prefer the team keep Harvin? Obviously. . .I think we all would. Will it happen?
I guess we'll find out after the season is over.
What do you folks make of this latest report about Harvin's conduct?