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Death in the family keeps Percy Harvin out of practice

Vikings receiver Percy Harvin has had a very rough start to his second NFL training camp.

On Saturday, he gave the team a scare by tweaking an ankle.  On Sunday, he missed practice due to a death in the family.  Coach Brad Childress made the disclosure to the media after Sunday’s workout, according to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Childress said that Harvin was still with the team, and Zulgad got the impression that it hadn’t been determined when or if Harvin would leave.

In 2007, Childress became the target of much criticism after docking former Vikings receiver Troy Williamson a game check for missing a game to attend the funeral of his grandmother.  Though Childress later rescinded the fine, the incident poisoned the relationship between player and coach, prompting Williamson to offer to fight Childress in 2008, when his Jaguars hosted the Vikings.

We don’t expect Childress to drop the ball this time around.  For starters, he surely learned a lesson about sensitivity to player needs.  Moreover, Williams already was on the outs at the time of his fine, given his bad habit of dropping the ball pretty much every time around.

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19 Responses to “Death in the family keeps Percy Harvin out of practice”
  1. Green n' Gold says: Aug 1, 2010 6:34 PM

    When hasn’t Chilly dropped the ball? Oh wait, AP already does that! LMAO!!

  2. nowathand says: Aug 1, 2010 7:05 PM

    Williams was on the out? Are you sure you don’t want my help in writing articles on here?

  3. Contra says: Aug 1, 2010 7:26 PM

    Green n’ Gold says:
    August 1, 2010 6:34 PM
    When hasn’t Chilly dropped the ball? Oh wait, AP already does that! LMAO!!
    ——-
    no I’m LMAO at the image of Rodgers dropping the ball into Dansby’s hands. THAT was hilarious!

  4. Allied Biscuit says: Aug 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    Green n Gold
    wow. never heard that one before.

  5. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 1, 2010 7:57 PM

    That’s horrible to hear, best wishes to Percy Harvin and his family.

  6. PurpleRaid12 says: Aug 1, 2010 8:07 PM

    GreenNGold, why do you say “LMAO” or “LOL” are you a 14 year old girl?

  7. Walleyeman says: Aug 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    Ha! visions of the nfc championship game. What were the Vikies singing before the game? Losers!! Chilly’s an idiot!!

  8. cusoman says: Aug 1, 2010 8:29 PM

    Leave it to the incredibly insensitive and lifeless Packer fans on this site to take a story involving hard times falling on a player to twist it to make fun of him and the story.
    There’s no football in Hell, just so you know.

  9. robert ethen says: Aug 1, 2010 8:29 PM

    Brad is just waiting for Williamson to be out of the league and in jail, or in Europe (or both), before considering his challenge.

  10. Hunter35 says: Aug 1, 2010 9:12 PM

    # Green n’ Gold says: August 1, 2010 6:34 PM
    When hasn’t Chilly dropped the ball? Oh wait, AP already does that! LMAO!!
    Good to see you’re such a class act when someone dies in his family. This post has nothing to do with AP anyways, so turn off your commodore 64 and think of something intelligent to write next time.

  11. P-townPacker says: Aug 1, 2010 9:13 PM

    @ Contra
    What’s funnier, is when Brett dropped it into Porters hands in the NFC Champ game because there was no one pulling his face mask down when he did it.

  12. JimmySmith says: Aug 1, 2010 9:14 PM

    Chilly will be consistent in whatever he does, jusk ask Peterson about Favre’s absence from training camp,

  13. robert ethen says: Aug 1, 2010 11:44 PM

    They warned Granny about watching the practices. She always got so upset when the bigger boys jumped on Percy.

  14. DailyNorseman says: Aug 2, 2010 12:16 AM

    Hey, Green ‘n Gold, you anti-Semitic piece of filth. How in the hell are you still allowed to comment here? Why don’t you take your spineless, sickening obsession with the Vikings somewhere else. . .your local Klan chapter or something, perhaps.
    You and Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson and the rest of the Packer “fans” here are jokes. Sick, disgusting, worthless, pathetic jokes. In other words. . .you’re perfect representatives of Packer Nation.

  15. Contra says: Aug 2, 2010 3:16 AM

    P-townPacker says:
    August 1, 2010 9:13 PM
    @ Contra
    What’s funnier, is when Brett dropped it into Porters hands in the NFC Champ game because there was no one pulling his face mask down when he did it.
    ——
    No, what’s funnier is how Rodgers toe tapped the ball into Dansbys hands BEFORE the hand to the face hahahaha. But really though, it’s great that Packer fans have that to point to. The penalty would have been enforced in the ensuing kickoff but there was none because that was GAME hahahaha.

  16. Bob Nelson says: Aug 2, 2010 8:05 AM

    Death in the family.
    Did Brad Childress know who in the family departed into eternity?
    Until we know who obtained their final reward it is inappropriate to comment on the latest Harvin absence.

  17. RC IV says: Aug 2, 2010 9:22 AM

    Bob Nelson says:
    August 2, 2010 8:05 AM
    Death in the family.
    Did Brad Childress know who in the family departed into eternity?
    Until we know who obtained their final reward it is inappropriate to comment on the latest Harvin absence.
    ===========================
    If there were any justice in the world, it would be that you obtained your final reward.
    Maybe you could contract something from getting squat humped by JimmySmith on a daily basis? That would be fitting.

  18. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 2, 2010 1:02 PM

    i think bob is already dying a slow death of anger and bitterness. this blog is his only outlet for the life of quiet desperation he’s been doomed to live.
    can you imagine what these guys are like after the packer losses to the vikes that have become a regular occurence? they either drink themselves into a stupor or beat their wive/life partners whichever the case may be.

  19. cronn100 says: Aug 2, 2010 10:15 PM

    Wasn’t Williamson gone for over a week already attending his grandmather’s funeral? He had no intention of coming back anytime soon, in fact it was his family that urged him to return to the team. How many days (or weeks) off work should an employer give an employee when a grandparent dies? Two weeks?! Most people get 3 days… in the real world, that is.

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