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Monday, December 22, 2014

Percy Harvin: Trade a ‘huge relief,’ but I had ‘great relationship’ with Vikings

It would be silly of us to expect Percy Harvin to dog on the Minnesota Vikings organization after forcing his way out of town, but he may have gotten a bit carried away during his introductory press conference with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday. Harvin, who almost looked as if he was fighting back tears at one point, spoke to the media about how blessed he felt to be in Seattle. Video of the entire session can be seen here.

During an interview with KJR in Seattle’s Dave “Softy” Mahler on Tuesday, Harvin again expressed how much of a privilege it is to be able to play for the Seahawks.

“It’s a huge, huge relief,” Harvin said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “I think I can finally get some sleep tonight. It definitely was a long process, had its ups and downs, but I landed at a dream spot for me. To play with these caliber guys, it all worked out, so I’m not complaining at all.”

If the endless evidence of unrest between Harvin and the Vikings wasn’t already enough to prove that their relationship had gone sour, that should seal the deal. However, he insisted in the next breath that there were no problems between him and his former team.

“First off, me and the Vikings organization, we have a great relationship, despite all the rumors that you hear,” Harvin said. “It really was media-blown, but like I said, we have a great relationship. And I’m thankful for the four years they gave me and I’m definitely happy to be here.”

If this report is true, it’s possible Harvin’s biggest relief comes from the fact that he no longer has to play with Christian Ponder. However, all indications are that it ran much deeper than that. Having said that, we’re not going to criticize him for not bashing his former team on his way out the door. Taking the high road is almost always the better option.

Photo credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE



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