Fans of the Minnesota Vikings are not going to like the latest rumors involving their star wide receiver Percy Harvin. Tom Pelissero is reporting that Harvin had another confrontation/argument with head coach Leslie Frazier following the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. This of course was the same game that Harvin went down with his season-ending ankle injury.
Apparently, a heated confrontation took place between the two in front of other team members and personnel. This was after the two were already seen bickering on the sideline during the game, and when I say bickering, I mean Harvin yelling at Frazier.
This whole situation, if true, is very concerning to me. I really hate to think that Harvin is slowly but surely turning into a diva. He’s said that he won’t report to training camp without a new contract next season, and it seems that his future in Minnesota is up in the air.
In addition to the rumors of this altercation, it’s also being said that the decision to place Harvin on IR was done mutually by both the team and Harvin’s agent to keep the receiver’s long-term future in mind.
So from the sounds of that, it was more than just an injury that led to the premature ending to his 2012 season. Not good at all for the purple and gold.
There’s also a belief that the Vikings would trade Harvin, even though they’re only likely to get a second round draft pick at best in return.
I would be very surprised to see Harvin moved, but if his mind and heart are not in Minnesota, then the team must move on. If Harvin is going to turn into a diva, I don’t want him to be part of the Vikings.
Best case scenario, these rumors are getting blown out of proportion, the Vikings to re-sign Harvin to a deal that financially pleases him, and he comes into training camp like nothing ever happened. However, the longer he goes without a new contract, the more likely it becomes that Harvin wears another jersey in 2013.
One thing is for sure, players like Percy Harvin don’t come around all that often.
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