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Report: Percy Harvin threatened to walk out on Vikings last offseason

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The ongoing saga between Percy Harvin and the Minnesota Vikings appears to have another example of the mounting issues in the increasing troubled marriage.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, Harvin threatened to walk out on the Vikings prior to last season. The extension given to New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, Harvin’s college teammate at the University of Florida, reportedly didn’t sit well with Harvin. Both were just two years out of college and Hernandez was the one getting the new contract with the Patriots.

It was more than likely an empty threat from Harvin as he didn’t have any leverage to do so at the time. Hernandez signed his new contract with the Patriots during training camp in August. Harvin was already in the middle of training camp with the Vikings at that point. Had Harvin left the team then, the Vikings would have been able to issue a letter to Harvin giving him five days to return to the team. If he remained away from the team, the Vikings could have shut him down for the season. Doing so would have kept Harvin from earning an accrued season and kept him from reaching free agency for an additional season.

Once a player reports to camp, the player loses any leverage they have. It’s why players holdout and stay away during a contract dispute.

However, if accurate, it would further illustrate the rift between Harvin and the Vikings. Harvin also reportedly had a heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frazier this season. If the Vikings indeed attempt to sign Pittsburgh wide receiver Mike Wallace to a big money deal, it likely won’t sit very well with Harvin.

“[The Vikings are] in a tough spot,” a source told Cole. “If you don’t take some aggressive action, this could get really bad.”

Whether Harvin gets traded or remains in Minnesota, there is the potential for the situation to get even more volatile than it already has been.

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  1. adamg1230 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:57 AM

    The more stuff that comes about this, the more I want Minnesota to trade this kid. All of the talent in the world, but he has such a bad attitude. Get Wallace, draft Hopkins, Wright can replace Harvin. I love Percy but he really seems to want the $ instead of playing for the love of the game.

  2. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Mar 8, 2013 12:58 AM

    Use the money to go after a guy like Wallace as opposed to giving it to Harvin. I like Harvin, but he is way too much of a loose canon to give that type of money to.

  3. buhbay1c says: Mar 8, 2013 1:00 AM

    Both sides are in a tough spot. The Vikings pretty much have zero trade leverage. Harvin added to his extraordinary record of being a malcontent, and oh yeah, he wants $15 million a year. There is no easy resolution here.

  4. hutch119 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:01 AM

    The thought of Ponder trying to get the ball down the field to Wallace makes me laugh.

    I can just picture Wallace 10 yards behind the defense waiting on an off target floater

  5. nfl4days says: Mar 8, 2013 1:01 AM

    Once again. YOU WAIT UNTIL THE VIKINGS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS TO ACT UP??????? Theyre just starting to hit their stride, and could make so me major upgrades in free agency, but it looks like Percy Harvin and his migraines are determined to throw a monkey wrench in the plan.

  6. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Mar 8, 2013 1:01 AM

    Harvin is just a big piece of trash. Has been since he was at Florida.

    1. Can’t lay off the bud when he knows he is getting tested at the combine. That just shows how much he really cares about his NFL career, or just shows how much of an idiot he is.

    2. Heated exchange with Brad Childress. Throwing a barbell at his head, allegedly. Not that many fans would have really bothred Harvin had he knock him out. But that’s another story for another time.

    3. Heated exchange with Leslie Frazier caught on camera in Seattle. If you can’t get along with Frazier, who can you get along with?

    4. Heated exchange with Urban Meyer in Florida.

    5. Became a grade A jagoff when Childress cut Randy Moss.

    6. You want money compared to Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson. Your not near their class on the field, and your sure as heck not near their class off the field.

    7. Your a headache, figurativly and literally.

    8. Your soft.

  7. 69jaredallen69 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:04 AM

    A+ talent on the field but a knucklehead upstairs…no one player is bigger than the team. Get what you can for this guy Rick and let him become some other teams headache (no pun intended)

  8. cpo187 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:08 AM

    As a Vikings fan:
    What I want: Mike Wallace, Percy Harvin, AP, and an upgraded QB all happy to be there.

    What I would accept: Mike Wallace, a late 1st round draft pick, AP, and Christian Ponder with a good backup QB

    What will probably happen: No Mike Wallace, a 3rd and 5th round pick for Harvin, AP, and Christian Ponder with a QB drafted with the 3rd round pick and another year of hope that ends quicker then I wanted.

  9. autumnritual says: Mar 8, 2013 1:10 AM

    Just sign the damn guy to an extension! Figure it out!

  10. skolvikes08 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:12 AM

    You have to trade him at this point. He seems determined to not be a Viking

  11. daroc88 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:12 AM

    Vikings, seriously why have you not given Percy a new money deal, that is backloaded. I know there are questions about his durability but he has certainly given you a return on your investment. Show him a little money, he is your second best skill position player, backload it, if he gets hurt or shows the same durability issues, cut him.

  12. barroomhero80 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:15 AM

    Just pay him. Or get a buttload for him. I said buttload, great a fudgepacker fans dream come true. Bring on the trolls

  13. rwpsych16 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:16 AM

    Another diva WR? Noooo…say it ain’t so! Harvin is more drama than he’s worth.

  14. gergie1957 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:22 AM

    Sounds like old news.

  15. thepunkyqb says: Mar 8, 2013 1:23 AM

    send him to CHICAGO! PLEASE!?!

  16. shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2013 1:25 AM

    That’s right on par from what I have expected from this guy.

    He gave up when Childress was the coach, people tried defending his actions by saying how terrible of a coach Childress was.

    What’s the excuse now?

  17. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:25 AM

    Spoiled brat. He’ll never earn my respect back. One of the most gifted athletes in the NFL, but Vince Young has a better brain than him.

  18. kevinwi says: Mar 8, 2013 1:33 AM

    more baseless rumors. 30 reporters around at all times during training camp and not one heard about his threatening to walk because an ex college football teammate got an extension? really? you’re buying this as a fact base report?

  19. beavertonsteve says: Mar 8, 2013 1:37 AM

    Harvin is a time bomb. He has never shown in the NFL or in college that he cares about anyone except himself. Between the failed drug tests, using “migraines” to get out of practice, and refusing to condition with teammates Harvin is the very definition of a team cancer. If any team was willing to give up a first round draft pick for this headcase the Vikings should jump on it in a heartbeat.

  20. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:38 AM

    As much as I love Harvin, if he’s this much of a pain, pay Wallace the big money and change the dynamic of your offense and trade Harvin for a high second round pick (maybe to the 49ers for the 34th pick). As Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN said earlier, passes behind the line don’t scare people. Adding Wallace would take the top off of defenses, not to mention the constant migraines the literally come in more than one way with Percy Harvin

  21. tedmurph says: Mar 8, 2013 1:58 AM

    Welker out, Harvin in in NE? I wonder.

  22. djjackson81 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:01 AM

    Line one AZ calling.

  23. breastfedted says: Mar 8, 2013 2:03 AM

    Lose the diapers, Percy. You’re a big boy now.

  24. 49erdynasty says: Mar 8, 2013 2:06 AM

    I don’t want this guy on my team. He’s a more talented Titus Young.

  25. zn0rseman says: Mar 8, 2013 2:08 AM

    The Vikings in 2012 had the lowest budget on player salaries in the NFL. GM Rick Speilman’s drafts are the only reason the team ever contends. The Wilfs need to spend some money, just a little, to be real contenders… but they won’t.

    Its a business to them, not a sport.

  26. joedirte says: Mar 8, 2013 2:10 AM

    This ain’t nothing new, didnt he walk out with Migraines several years ago. Randy Moss got criticized for “Playing when I wanted to” well Percy has taken it to the next level.

  27. wadecounty93 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:14 AM

    Man i really like the way this kid can play but he seams like a head case, idk if I would want him on my team.

  28. ravenmuscle says: Mar 8, 2013 2:31 AM

    Harvin gets injured putting on his socks…he’ll be stealing money from some other team while spending all his time on the injured list.

  29. tommyc0606 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:31 AM

    harvin for revis and everythings settled. it would nice to see revis go against marshall CJ and Arod and harvin reunite with tebow lol

  30. johnnytubetop says: Mar 8, 2013 2:39 AM

    I don’t get it. Harvin has talent, but not nearly enough to justify the attitude. He’s played only one 16-game season, has not had a 1,000-yards receiving in any season, and is a constant headache to his team. For this guy to think he deserves some big payday is absolutely ridiculous.

  31. wryly1 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:15 AM

    Couldn’t have been that bad. Through the first several games of last season, before he got hurt, Harvin was looking like he might be the NFL MVP. Yes, he was that good.

    He may not be the easiest guy for a front office to deal with, but the Vikings aren’t either. The chemistry is not good, so maybe a split is the best thing for both.

  32. blackngold4life says: Mar 8, 2013 3:42 AM

    Lol its always the WRs..

  33. boobschannel says: Mar 8, 2013 3:44 AM

    so, you print a story that happened a year ago, and use that as justification for your continued speculation, rather than provide up to date information regarding the situation? mmmmmk. unless you have new information about where things are RIGHT NOW, then i don’t see how this is relevant. keep up the good work!

  34. wayne1693 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:48 AM

    When one player can make the difference between Playoffs or Not…the Team must bend a little to make him happy.

  35. minnesotablizzard says: Mar 8, 2013 4:56 AM

    It’s funny because the Vikings have a history of keeping the talent they draft to big money deals when they’ve got a year left on the rookie deal. If Percy just stayed quite and kept working he already would have been paid by now. But who wants to pay a guy while they are undermining the franchise?

  36. kicksave1980 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:56 AM

    Good player, but worth nowhere near the trouble.

  37. PowerMad says: Mar 8, 2013 4:58 AM

    Trade the prissy sister already. He cars more about cash than achievement, which is OK. Just stop beating around the bush. I bet Dallas will take him…

  38. purppop says: Mar 8, 2013 5:54 AM

    Who told Jason Cole?

    Two entirely different narratives effect his trade worthiness. If Harvin is angry because his college chum makes more than him, the solution is simple. Pay him.

    If Harvin is a headcase who looks for and finds issues to be angry about, don’t pay him.

    Whoever told Cole probably has an agenda — to increase Harvin’s trade value. Whether Harvin’s agent or the Vikings doesn’t really matter. He’s being shopped prior to the draft.

    Big surprise.

  39. FinFan68 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:00 AM

    He was a childish volatile punk on college. He still is. He has talent but his 10 cent head will impact his career. I wouldn’t want this guy on my team no matter how bad the Dolphins need a receiver.

  40. thecommissionersmen says: Mar 8, 2013 6:01 AM

    I told Brett I’d do this.

  41. sterling7 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:01 AM

    As a Viking 4life since 1968 I can honestly say “no” the Vikings are not in trouble whatsoever. Common sense tells you whenever you have a cancer-get rid of it. If Harvin can’t grow the f#<! up, the hell with him. I'm sick and tired of hearing about this-it's almost like being married and listening to the wife complain.

  42. artiesliver says: Mar 8, 2013 6:04 AM

    The rumor in New England is that Belichick is going to let Welker and Lloyd go and trade for Harvin and Hernandez slides into Welker’s role. Jake Ballard back from injury and stolen from the Giants would be the second TE behing Gronk.
    Hernandez is currently out in Cali for an extended stay working out with Brady and his Brady’s trainer.
    How deadly would that be?

  43. judalation says: Mar 8, 2013 6:12 AM

    Harvin wants to leave the team… And a Disgruntled player is not good for the locker room and will only get in the way of winning in a tough division. Trade him or cut him loose.

  44. pksullivanmha says: Mar 8, 2013 6:21 AM

    Sounds ugly already. Footballady 52. 🐺🏈

  45. Iknoweverything says: Mar 8, 2013 6:25 AM

    Another cancerous, ME-first, selfish, greedy WR.

    What do they all have in common??????????

  46. djstat says: Mar 8, 2013 6:29 AM

    Harbinger sounds like a piece of garbage. What a disgrace. Hopefully the Vikings do nothing except say come to camp. I hate arrogant players like this who are not winners but act like world beaters

  47. veence69 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:30 AM

    He gone.

  48. landof10000lakes says: Mar 8, 2013 6:31 AM

    Harvin couldn’t more gone. I think we may have officially wasted AD’s career. Unbelievable.

  49. jimmysee says: Mar 8, 2013 6:34 AM

    The fragile diva.

    Hard to see a big deal on the horizon for Percy.

  50. packhater1 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:35 AM

    Yeah…He wants to get paid and he knows he is better than Hernandez…so yeah.

  51. jammer88 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:43 AM

    I don’t know who Percey Harvin thinks he is, but I can tell you what I think he is and that’s an average mediocre at best WR with a big mouth and bad attitude. No team wants to pick up this excess baggage with a high price tag. So I think percey probably just priced himself out of the NFL and I’m glad. I tired of hearing about these spoiled little brats with too damn much money in their pockets and time on their hands.

  52. braven4evr says: Mar 8, 2013 6:48 AM

    this guy seems to be more of a headache then he’s worth… more about him than anything else…

  53. cantonbound13 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:50 AM

    With Hartline getting 6 million, Harvin deserves 15 million.

  54. whatjusthapped says: Mar 8, 2013 7:07 AM

    A Viking source is quoted as, “This could get really bad?”

    Mr. Noodle Arm, drafted way too high at #12 overall, no other real NFL WR’s other than Harvin, a starting CB that beats his girlfriend more than he tackles, just how bad does it have to get before its gets really bad?

  55. conormacleod says: Mar 8, 2013 7:18 AM

    So, in reality, nothing actually happened.

  56. mblue24 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:18 AM

    Go to the Patriots

  57. indyseriesnick says: Mar 8, 2013 7:21 AM

    all I can say is that this whole mess is the vikings fault. They should’ve resigned him a LONG time ago. People say that “oh but harvin is a complete head case”!

    Well most if not all WRs in the nfl are saga queens and spoiled head cases.

    This whole thing is on the vikes

  58. youngs79 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:25 AM

    No player ,in the NFL, is above the team they play for. #primadonna

  59. bmore44 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:30 AM

    Vikings take Tavon Austin 1st round pick and trade Harvin

  60. noring4youstill says: Mar 8, 2013 7:35 AM

    The migraines are screwing with his head.

  61. c1md6 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:41 AM

    Sign Wallace, trade harvin and a pick for Revis.

  62. khmer379 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:41 AM

    He aint going nowhere

  63. cags777 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:42 AM

    Percy Harvin “reportedly” had a heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frazier? He did, in fact, have a heated exchange. It was on the sidelines of their game at Seattle last season. And it was confirmed by Frazier numerous times since then. No need to add an unneeded word to build suspense.

  64. rmzthefirst says: Mar 8, 2013 7:42 AM

    If he’s worth it pay the man or let him go…. Dang.!

  65. myhornispurple says: Mar 8, 2013 7:44 AM

    Why would volatility increase after he’s traded?

  66. jthammerstix says: Mar 8, 2013 7:45 AM

    Try this crap at a real job Percy.

  67. drafter28 says: Mar 8, 2013 7:50 AM

    If I remember correctly, Harvin had a bit of a tantrum in training camp and was off the field for part of a day talking to Vikings officials. Maybe this was when he found out about the Hernandez extension?

  68. chi01town says: Mar 8, 2013 7:57 AM

    Harvin has earned his payday and
    the Vikings should pay him or let him go. They will make a mess if they take too long trying to trade him. and the media is ready RIGHT NOW to make this whole thing worse

  69. packerbadger says: Mar 8, 2013 8:04 AM

    LOL!

  70. ickky says: Mar 8, 2013 8:17 AM

    Vikes went 5-2 and made the playoffs without Harvin. They will be fine without him.
    Great talent , but OMG what a DIVA

  71. contract says: Mar 8, 2013 8:21 AM

    Percy Harvin is giving the Vikings a migraine.

  72. yourwhathurts says: Mar 8, 2013 8:27 AM

    Ten years from now Percy will be living under the same bridge as T.O., Chad Ochocinco and Bryant McKinnie!

  73. fwippel says: Mar 8, 2013 8:30 AM

    There is a lot of hyperbole here, but nothing really concrete at this point. Harvin has not gone public with his complaints, and the Vikings are saying all the right things.

    The fact that Harvin had a heated exchange with Frazier is not by itself a big deal. Lots of good players have heated exchanges with coaches, and it doesn’t get blown the smithereens like this.

    If there really is a huge problem with Harvin, then the Vikings need to trade him before the draft. Otherwise, sign him to a long-term deal, and put this ‘controversy’ to bed once and for all.

  74. jm91rs says: Mar 8, 2013 8:31 AM

    He’s talented enough that he would have been extended already if not for the headaches (and I’m talking about the ones he causes the team, not his “migraines”). Let him walk or sit if you can’t get a decent trade offer. Many teams would have taken chances on guys like this a few years ago but guys like chad and to have really shown that productivity on the field doesn’t always cancel out the negative effects of a locker room cancer

  75. pmeredith77 says: Mar 8, 2013 8:37 AM

    If the Vikings can add a good receiver in FA then I would suggest trading him but if they don’t then they may need to keep him. I would think SF would be the front runner just because of the picks and cap-space they have.

  76. conormacleod says: Mar 8, 2013 8:38 AM

    Everybody does realize that Harvin is still playing under his rookie contract, and is not a free agent or franchised, right? And, while rumors persist, Harvin is noticeably quiet. Which is a good thing. Better than other players tweeting stupid comments.

  77. coolzog says: Mar 8, 2013 8:45 AM

    Randy Moss used to be able to get away with this, but he was twice the player Harvin is.

  78. vikesfansteve says: Mar 8, 2013 8:57 AM

    Cutting Jenkins freed up 4.5 more million. Give Harvin an extension and a signing bonus and spread out his salary over the next four seasons so it’s less of a cap hit. Sign Wallace or Jennings if you can. Teach Ponder how to throw the deep ball up the sidelines with accuracy. Get a quality backup QB for a reasonable amount. Grossman, Hassleback for example. Get 2 new LB’s and a safety. Then make a serious run at a Super Bowl.

  79. vikesfansteve says: Mar 8, 2013 9:03 AM

    He had an argument with Frazier over coming back from his ankle injury and why it’s taking so long and that the team thought he was tanking it on purpose, ala Titus Young. That took place the week prior to his being placed on injured reserve. 6 weeks after the Seattle game in the Vikings training room. Not the incident on the sidelines. That was a heat of the battle situation. The blowup Crabtree is refrencing is that one.

    cags777 says:
    Mar 8, 2013 7:42 AM
    Percy Harvin “reportedly” had a heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frazier? He did, in fact, have a heated exchange. It was on the sidelines of their game at Seattle last season. And it was confirmed by Frazier numerous times since then. No need to add an unneeded word to build suspense.

    Duh, that’s what Crabtree just said.

    drafter28 says:
    Mar 8, 2013 7:50 AM
    If I remember correctly, Harvin had a bit of a tantrum in training camp and was off the field for part of a day talking to Vikings officials. Maybe this was when he found out about the Hernandez extension?

  80. larryboodry says: Mar 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    As a Bears fan, this amuses me greatly, remembering all the Vikes fans (and others) who piled on when the Bears traded for Marshall a year ago.

    Everybody couldn’t wait to predict his next arrest, or say what a cancer he’d be in the clubhouse, or whatever…Instead the man became a team leader and enjoyed a career year, while helping to educate others suffering from BPD.

    So I ask you…Who’d you rather have now? Ponder-to-Harvin, or Cutler-to-Marshall?

  81. jm91rs says: Mar 8, 2013 9:10 AM

    Vikings fans, be careful what you wish for. An awful lot of comments here saying let Percy walk and sign Mike Wallace. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to trade one productive diva for another. Get some draft picks or just get what you can out of him for one more year. Your team is better off without all the me-first guys.

  82. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:11 AM

    MEvin the glass diva

    Vikes will be lucky if he sees the field 8 games a season

  83. vikesfansteve says: Mar 8, 2013 9:21 AM

    Once again, how has AD’s career been wasted? In his absolute prime. He played in the NFC Championship and fumbled 3 times. 2 times officially and 1 time the fumble was credited to Favre but was AP and it was on the 6 yd line and there was a hole so big a truck could have driven through it for a TD. It would have been a back breaker to the Saints too. So an argument can be made that AP wasted his chance at the Super Bowl. He will say that too. He blames himself for that game. Don’t forget Percy Mr. Migrane sat out that whole week of practice before that game and also fumbled but in Saints territory. Percy’s fumble was as bad as Petersons. So that’s 2 stars who had a hard day holding onto the ball. AP had his chance and nothing was wasted.

    landof10000lakes says:
    Mar 8, 2013 6:31 AM
    Harvin couldn’t more gone. I think we may have officially wasted AD’s career. Unbelievable.

  84. 6thsense79 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:25 AM

    My 2 year old just threw one of his out the blue temper tantrum epic screaming melt down last night. For what? I don’t know. Maybe he didn’t like how the sun came up this morning. Anyhow I had to take away his TV time and toys before he would calm down. I imagine that’s what it’s like to have Percy as an employee.

  85. wludford says: Mar 8, 2013 9:27 AM

    If this whole thing is simply about the money, it will be an easy problem to solve. The Vikings will pay to extend Harvin- probably as one of the top paid WRs in the league.

    But I don’t think that is all there is to this story. The Vikings can get Harvin on-board, and Frazier is the type of coach who knows how to deal with Percy Harvin.

    But I don’t know how the rest of the team feels about Harvin. Whatever happened between Harvin and Frazier just prior to his going on IR has not been leaked by anyone.

  86. foofeiter says: Mar 8, 2013 9:27 AM

    “zn0rseman says:
    Mar 8, 2013 2:08 AM
    The Vikings in 2012 had the lowest budget on player salaries in the NFL. GM Rick Speilman’s drafts are the only reason the team ever contends. The Wilfs need to spend some money, just a little, to be real contenders… but they won’t.

    Its a business to them, not a sport.”

    Actually, the Vikings had the 18th highest payroll in 2012. So, pretty much middle of the road.

  87. chadrad04 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:31 AM

    Gosh…who was it that signed off on this kid saying his character issues wouldn’t be anything to worry about?

    Oh yeah. Childress.

  88. ddjesus says: Mar 8, 2013 9:33 AM

    Someone get Percy a snickers, he turns into such a diva when he’s hungry.

  89. sketchydave says: Mar 8, 2013 9:33 AM

    Moss 2.0

    Please don’t hit cops with your car Percy

  90. mvp43 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:39 AM

    The problem with a player like Harvin is that even if he signs a new deal with the Vikings or any team for that matter, he will soon find another reason to be unhappy or upset. He can’t get out of his own way…….

  91. jrmbadger says: Mar 8, 2013 9:48 AM

    If I were Speilman, I’d either trade him or cut him. his production does not justify his diva temperment.

    His best year was the year before last year. He only had 87 catches for 967 yards and 6 TDs.

    Not bad numbers, but not elite numbers either and certain not worth the headache he’s giving the Vikings.

  92. stellarperformance says: Mar 8, 2013 9:48 AM

    How much good could a guy like this bring to the locker room? Let this Javon Walker wannabee walk. His teammates do not want to be inlcuded in any conversation that points blame at “how did the Vikings let him get away?,” but I guarantee you…..they wouldn’t care if this malcontent went somewhere else.

  93. darkneptune73 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:50 AM

    It took this long to report on something that happened in 2011? Jason Cole needs to get a clock, PRONTO!

  94. fground says: Mar 8, 2013 9:50 AM

    greatminnesotasportsmind – I think you make some valid points – but Harvin is about as far from soft as a player can get. He may be a nut and a malcontent but he’s about as tough a football player as I’ve ever watched.

  95. bobby2478 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:57 AM

    Problem with Wallace is he can basically only run the deep go route. He isn’t a wide receiver you can have run a wide variety of routes like you can with Harvin.

    So from a flexibility standpoint, I’d rather have Harvin then Wallace. Harvin has always played hard, so you don’t have to question his toughness or his passion for the game. He is the guy who will make a mountain out of a molehill and potentially disrupt everything you’re trying to build as a team.

    He’s worth around what Bowe and Jackson got, possibly more in the form of escalators and a way for the Vikes to get out of guaranteed money for conduct detrimental to the team.

    He wants Megatron money? Then give him a contract like Bowe with escalators on top of that that say if he gets 2,000 yards receiving you’ll pay him more like Megatron (will NEVER happen). Make his guarantee for injury only, and give yourself an out if he acts like a jagoff again. Tell him the onus is on Harvin to PROVE he’s worth that much money. Being a jagoff won’t cut it. His agent should educate him teams don’t won’t pay someone who acts like a mental patient as their top paid player.

  96. bdickey33 says: Mar 8, 2013 9:59 AM

    Drop Harvin and grab Wallace? Are you kidding me? Mike Wallace isn’t close to the same level of player as Percy. He does one thing better and I don’t even know if that would be true if Percy played on the outside more. The Vikings best move is too make Percy happy. He may be a little unstable, but he plays as hard as anyone in the game every snap and is one of the few players in the league that can play RB, WR, and slot all very effectively.

  97. bdickey33 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:00 AM

    That being said if they can get a couple nice picks for him. Go ahead and trade him. If they are going to not pay Percy 15 mil a year and end up paying Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings 12 mil a year they will have made a huge mistake.

  98. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Mar 8, 2013 10:07 AM

    thecommissionersmen says:Mar 8, 2013 6:01 AM

    I told Brett I’d do this

    ——

    Ha! Remember when it was all fun? Brett’s singing “Pants on the Ground” in the locker room, NFC Championship Game, next stop – Super Bowl… Not so much fun anymore, is it!

    Skoal Vikes!

  99. larryboodry says: Mar 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    thepunkyqb says: Mar 8, 2013 1:23 AM

    “send him to CHICAGO! PLEASE!?!”

    Ummm…No.

    Rather see us draft Tavon Austin ourselves, and let Percy pollute some other clubhouse.

  100. toybkshr says: Mar 8, 2013 10:38 AM

    49erdynasty hit the nail on the head – a more talented Titus Young!

  101. glac1 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:39 AM

    Percy who??? The only category he leads the league in is …… missed games!

  102. psuravens19 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    For someone that can’t stay on the field, he sure does act like he is owed something. I’m also surprised Viking Fans would want Mike Wallace… Did you see the way he acted and played last year?

  103. phinfan says: Mar 8, 2013 11:27 AM

    cancer

  104. lidz05 says: Mar 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    I’ve been saying since August….I bet the farm the team said after the 3-13 season to Percy, “keep playing hard and we will pay you this off season”….then it didn’t and he got pissed and felt they broke their promise, it is so far the only thought that fits all the timeline headlines

  105. trollaikman8 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:50 PM

    Prediction:
    They sign him to $60M+ deal.
    Migraines magically kick into overdrive.

  106. elsiep says: Mar 8, 2013 12:56 PM

    Jarius Wright is getting more comfortable at the pro level. He’ll be fine in the slot. Wallace drops too many good balls. Greg Jennings would play good motivated receiver. Draft another, plus D tackle and O depth. Need another good corner and safety too.

  107. funshipm174 says: Mar 8, 2013 1:19 PM

    Get rid of Harvin. The kid is a poison to this team.

  108. inallsincerity says: Mar 8, 2013 1:49 PM

    I can’t believe all of the posters on here questioning Harvin’s toughness. That’s unbelievable to me, considering how Percy plays the game. Migraines are a serious thing and anybody can suffer from a high-ankle sprain, even worse if the ligaments are torn. This guy was in the running for MVP if he hadn’t got hurt this past season. If the Vikings do trade him, anywhere but New England, although he and Brady could put up astronomical numbers. That’s the LAkers in me speaking, I’m sure you Beantowners understand…HA!

  109. shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2013 2:08 PM

    bdickey33 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:00 AM

    That being said if they can get a couple nice picks for him. Go ahead and trade him. If they are going to not pay Percy 15 mil a year and end up paying Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings 12 mil a year they will have made a huge mistake.
    __________________

    Percy isn’t worth close to 15$ a year. Jennings at least has had more then 10 TDs in a season. He has had over a 1000 yards receiving. He also has come close other times and GB has a lot more choices for targets.

    Jennings while coming off an injury isn’t a complete diva. Jennings wants to get paid cuz chances are this is his last chance at big money. I don’t think he is worth 12$ a year but he is a better WR and teammate then Harvin.

  110. contra74 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    larryboodry says:Mar 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    So I ask you…Who’d you rather have now? Ponder-to-Harvin, or Cutler-to-Marshall?
    ——-
    Ponder to Harvin. Cutler is terrible and crumbles under pressure. Plus he cries too much.

  111. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why do the Vikings always lead the league in drama?

  112. 28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why do the Vikings always lead the league in drama?

    Why do the packers always lead the league in sorry fans?

  113. shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2013 3:21 PM

    28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    Why do the packers always lead the league in sorry fans?
    ____________________

    You spelled NFL Championships wrong.

  114. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:34 PM

    28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    “Why do the packers always lead the league in sorry fans?”

    Because we have the most championships.

    Sorry.

  115. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:37 PM

    larryboodry says: Mar 8, 2013 9:05 AM

    “So I ask you…Who’d you rather have now? Ponder-to-Harvin, or Cutler-to-Marshall?”

    That’s like asking which STD I’d rather have.

    How bout C) None of the above.

  116. 28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 4:10 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:34 PM

    28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    “Why do the packers always lead the league in sorry fans?”

    Because we have the most championships.

    Sorry.

    shaggytoodle says: Mar 8, 2013 3:21 PM

    28purple4mvp says: Mar 8, 2013 2:57 PM

    Why do the packers always lead the league in sorry fans?
    ____________________

    You spelled NFL Championships wrong.

    This just proves me right. Thanks

  117. c1md6 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:32 PM

    I’m sorry packed fans I consider the superbowl era as the only championships that count, and that makes Pittsburgh the most successful team. I mean really are you really going to take pride in the championships won in 1905 against the Appleton muskrats?

  118. minnysarcasm says: Mar 8, 2013 7:13 PM

    This is all just crazy..we really need Childress back, he had an answer for everything. I think the underlying problem here is that Harvin preferred his breast milk over Frazier’s. nip nip nip

  119. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 8:18 PM

    c1md6 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:32 PM

    “I’m sorry packed fans I consider the superbowl era as the only championships that count, and that makes Pittsburgh the most successful team. I mean really are you really going to take pride in the championships won in 1905 against the Appleton muskrats?”

    Are you similarly outraged when Americans celebrate the 4th of July?

  120. countryteeth says: Mar 8, 2013 9:45 PM

    Wonderlic score of 12. The test was pretty accurate.

  121. matt5mn says: Mar 8, 2013 11:07 PM

    Worst thing that could have happened to him was being a rookie on a Brett Favre led team to the NFC Championship. He got a taste for winning in the NFL and he wants it all the time. My guess is he wants to be somewhere he can play on a perennial winner. A place like New England. New England wants him but aren’t willing to pay what he is demanding. Vikes are willing to trade, but not for what New England is willing to offer. Why have the second best slot WR in the NFL (Welker) when you can have the best? New England needs to get young and Vikes want to get rid of him. In due time, the Vikes will have New England on the ropes as a team like Oakland would rather have the talent while the Vikes want the picks. My take Oakland would give the farm with New England coming in at the last possible minute to do a sign and trade.

  122. The Prophet says: Mar 8, 2013 11:14 PM

    What a coincidence, when Christian Ponder threw those 2 interceptions that cost us the division and a victory over the Packers, I was ready to walk out on the Vikings too!

  123. contra74 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:19 AM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Mar 8, 2013 8:18 PM
    c1md6 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:32 PM

    “I’m sorry packed fans I consider the superbowl era as the only championships that count, and that makes Pittsburgh the most successful team. I mean really are you really going to take pride in the championships won in 1905 against the Appleton muskrats?”

    Are you similarly outraged when Americans celebrate the 4th of July?
    ——
    Horrible comparison but hey packer fans will grasp at anything to make themselves feel better about anything. There’s a reason I don’t have all my little league trophies on display over my fireplace haha. Get a clue packer faithful.

  124. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    contra74 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:19 AM

    “Horrible comparison but hey packer fans will grasp at anything to make themselves feel better about anything. There’s a reason I don’t have all my little league trophies on display over my fireplace haha. Get a clue packer faithful.”

    There is a reason that the NFL prominently displays all 13 of the Packer championships, and any NFL championships won by any team regardless of year. It’s their way of saying that the opinion of a few Viking losers doesn’t matter.

  125. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 11:29 AM

    @contra74:

    Jay is 6-2 in 8 career starts vs. your team, with 17 TDs and a 91.7 QB rating…So what pressure have you seen him under? None against the Vikings, apparently.

    And Harvin is a selfishl diva at WR who cried because his former college teammate made more money than him…Marshall, since coming to the Bears, has been a model citizen while continuing to play at a level Harvin has yet to match.

    So yeah, I’ll take Jay and Brandon over Christian and Percy, and bet you that this coming season the Bears will not finish behind the Vikes again.

  126. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 11:31 AM

    ‘selfish’

  127. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    contra74 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:19 AM

    “Horrible comparison but hey packer fans will grasp at anything to make themselves feel better about anything. There’s a reason I don’t have all my little league trophies on display over my fireplace haha. Get a clue packer faithful.”
    ______________________

    The Packers and their fans are proud of their history. That’s nothing that makes me feel better, its just a fact.

    Another fact is that Harvin is a quitter and extremely selfish, and if the Vikings put down a bunch of $ for this guy, they will regret it.

  128. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 12:10 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:37 PM

    “That’s like asking which STD I’d rather have.”

    So glad I don’t know you personally.

  129. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 12:13 PM

    @filthymcnasty1:

    Shame that Aaron Rodgers won’t play forever, isn’t it? Without him your team isn’t even average.

  130. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2013 12:52 PM

    larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 12:13 PM

    @filthymcnasty1:

    Shame that Aaron Rodgers won’t play forever, isn’t it? Without him your team isn’t even average.
    ______

    All great things must come to and end. It happened with Favre and you know what, there were people such as yourself, that said the same thing about Brett. Be careful what you wish for.

  131. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:15 PM

    larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 12:13 PM

    @filthymcnasty1:

    “Shame that Aaron Rodgers won’t play forever, isn’t it? Without him your team isn’t even average.”

    Without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have only won 12 World Championships. And that’s definitely not average.

    The Bears have only won 9 World Championships without Aaron Rodgers.

    Larry is just bitterly angry that the Bears got swept again like I said they would. Like long time Bear fan favorite (but no ring) Brian Urlacher says, “Bear fans are meatheads”.

  132. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 1:30 PM

    @shaggytoodle:

    Actually not wishing for it, I think Rodgers, and Favre before him, are good for the game regardless of who one roots for…The same with AP…But my point was that without AR and AP, their respective teams would not fare so well.

    That said, my team without Jay Cutler – even at less than his full potential so far – would be the Lions.

  133. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    “Without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have only won 12 World Championships. And that’s definitely not average. ”

    No it isn’t…And neither is 9…But the current Packers team, without Rodgers, would not win that 13th. championship.

    And to be bitterly angry, I’d have to live in MN or Detroit.

  134. 52lightsxout52 says: Mar 9, 2013 5:36 PM

    Remember when Brad Childress went down to visit Harvin in Florida before he was drafted and gave the front office his notorious ‘stamp of approval’ upon his return?

    Percy Harvin is a gift from Childress that keeps on giving…;-)

  135. 52lightsxout52 says: Mar 9, 2013 5:52 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why do the Vikings always lead the league in drama?

    It’s because Minneapolis is so desperate for attention, the only thing they can resort to short of championships is drafting and signing drama queens to the roster. :-D

  136. larry1957 says: Mar 10, 2013 3:03 PM

    The Wilf’s won’t give Harvin anymore money than what he deserves. After having migraines, injuries, arguments with coaching staff, etc. It’s time for Harvin to go. even if the GM Rick Speilman says Harvin isn’t going anywhere. When Red McCombs was the owner of the Vikings before he sold it to the Wilf’s, Red said about his then head coach Denny Green. “Dennis Green is our coach for next year 2004. On January 4th, 2004 Red McCombs fired him. Technically Green was the coach for the Vikes for 4 days into the 2004 season. Pack your bags sonny, time to find a team that wants you… minus the $15 Million you think you’re owed. Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!

  137. Full Access Porn .Com says: Mar 10, 2013 7:19 PM

    We all knew he wanted out, let him go, as I posted the other day, we need much more help than one receiver, we need Secondary help, a QB, I say play Webb, Pass Rush, without Pat Williams we suck.

    Vikes need to make some serious off season trades and use the draft wisely, no stadium issue now, so maybe they can focus.

  138. hrmlss says: Mar 12, 2013 5:17 PM

    Harvin and Pete Carroll, two pea’s in a pod.

  139. jacksprat57 says: Mar 12, 2013 6:33 PM

    Best case, the Vikings draft both Tavon Austin and Menelik Watson.

  140. joenash72 says: Mar 13, 2013 3:40 AM

    Problem solved.

    Percy gettin paid by Paul Allen (the $$$ one, not radio guy)

    See Vikngs resigned Jerome Simpson…if he lookin for lbs of dank, percy & Sidney can hook a bro up

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