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Percy Harvin’s Day May be Numbered after Latest Clash with Leslie Frazier


Percy Harvin’s days a Minnesota Viking may be numbered.

According to ESPN1500 in Minneapolis, as many as four NFL sources are confirming that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin had an intense and heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frasier over the decision to place the star on injured reserve last week.

To make matters worse, the report says that Harvin was very public in his fight with Frasier, as it happened in front of various coaches and players in the Vikings locker room.

From Tom Pelissero:

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.

The fight occurred over Harvin’s ankle, which he suffered a complete tear in during the Vikings loss back in October to the Seahawks. Apparently Harvin thought he could play, but the Vikings had other plans and team doctors did not support Harvin’s sentiment.

This isn’t the first time Harvin has become a notable problem in the Vikings locker room. He was kicked out of practice in 2010 by Brad Childress who basically accused Harvin of not taking his job seriously. Witnesses to that fight say it spilled over into the weight room and ended when Harvin reportedly threw a weight at former Vikings coach.

Harvin’s fight with Childress came four days after Minnesota unexpectedly cut Randy Moss after trading for him weeks prior.

Back when he played for Florida, Harvin famously failed a drug test for marijuana before the draft and was one of many players named to have undermined Urban Meyer’s final years at Florida. Harvin reportedly chocked receivers coach Billy Gonzalez and threw him to the ground by his neck.

The question now becomes are Harvin’s days in Minnesota numbered. He is entering the final year of his contract next season and has both made himself invaluable to the team while trying his hardest to become expendable thanks to his attitude. The Vikings will have a big decision on their hands this offseason when it comes to hanging on to the former Rookie of the Year or seeing what they can get for him and cutting their ties.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dustin.snyder.33 Dustin Snyder

    even when he is not 100% he is still our top receiver and if he can help us win why not let the man play?? Frazier’s days are numbered! Bring in Reid and we will have a Super Bowl

    • http://twitter.com/007Jessika Jessika Roberts

      Fraizer needs to go! Seriously why can’t the Vikes get a good head coach. Bring back Denis Green or something, this is getting ridiculous. New head coach, new GM and draft that Landry Jones kid or something and they’re set.

  • http://www.facebook.com/owen.petrie Owen Petrie

    If the Vikings get rid of Harvin, what will they have after they get Adrian Peterson killed next season? Leslie Frazier? It’s only the coaches who dare to be great who succeed at a high level in the NFL. Imagine if Frazier was the coach ten years ago in New England. Drew Bledsoe would still be the QB. Would Frazier have the stones to start Russell Wilson in Seattle, no matter how thoroughly he outplayed Matt Flynn, the guy they brought in to start? Heck no. Jim Harbaugh benched a quarterback with a 104 passer rating yet Leslie won’t consider sitting a guy who can barely throw screen passes and dinks to the tight end. And now a coach with no imagination is considering getting rid of one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. Talk about deja vu. Oh well, what should we expect from the team that gave us the Herschel Walker trade…which still remains the worst trade in pro football history.

    • http://www.facebook.com/primadonahue Michael Donahue

      Frazier has already tied the biggest one season turn-around in team history. One more win and they make the playoffs. If I told you before the season started that they would be where they are now, you’d think I was smoking something. Oh, and they won several of those games without Harvin.