Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian sat out today’s loss to the Bears with a groin injury, and afterward he vented about the situation on Twitter, apparently upset with the way that injury had been characterized.
“U know I was upset bout it,” Berrian wrote after the game on his verified Twitter account. “4 the record don’t ever question my heart or toughness.Played plenty games injured. U just don’t hear bout it. N warmup had nothin 2 do w/it.”
It’s not clear who Berrian thought was questioning his heart or toughness. Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said he thought Berrian strained his groin during pregame warmups, and Vikings coach Brad Childress said he had expected to have Berrian ready to play but that Berrian said he couldn’t go.
After those tweets, Berrian unleashed about 40 tweets in the next two hours, responding to fans who were questioning why he couldn’t play. Although he insisted that he was “smiling” and “laughing” while he did so, he seemed to be in a foul mood — which is about what you’d expect for everyone in the Vikings organization today.