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Adrian Peterson: Teammates had no problem with Percy Harvin

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09:01 AM ET 06.22 | When word spread that the Minnesota Vikings actively were shopping Percy Harvin in February, sources told WCCO in Minneapolis that teammates were "disappointed" with the volatile wide receiver following a late-season heated exchange with head coach Leslie Frazier. In fact, one veteran teammate -- formerly close with Harvin -- told Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities in February that Harvin had become "too big of a problem" to merit a long-term commitment from the Vikings. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday, Adrian Peterson strongly refuted the notion that there was a rift between Harvin and his teammates. "Oh No. No issues at all," Peterson said. "I think there (were) ... some personal things that he wanted to be taken care of and unfortunately it wasn't happening in the way he wanted. It's just kind of the business that we're involved in. In this situation it didn't work out for us or him."

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June 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Guess the team wasn't moving fast enough getting a chauffeured limo to drive Harvin's wife around on her weekly shopping sprees

June 22, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Dear Mr. Wilson, welcome to Percy's world.

June 22, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Percy was a headache.

June 22, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Percy was a headache.

Tells us a little more!!! I would like to know what you mean!!! :-)

June 22, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Tells us a little more!!! I would like to know what you mean!!! :-)

Consider: Money, Percy wanted reportedly in the neighborhood of $14 million. He thinks he is one of the top receivers in the game. He is not even in the conversation. The numbers are not there.

Note: He blasted his QB Ponder. If interested-(http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl---sources--percy-harvin-s-lac k-of-confidence-in-christian-ponder-was-final-straw-for-vikings-205048037.h tmlt )

Smart move by the Vikings. Little choice but to move him. they got return at least. He may do well in Seattle.

June 22, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Tells us a little more!!! I would like to know what you mean!!! :-)

To the team, maybe the pain was more south.

June 22, 2013  10:56 AM ET

Maybe they will sign Victor Cruz!!!!

June 22, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Dear Mr. Wilson, welcome to Percy's world.

Gonna need a LOT of patience in that little world...

June 22, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Consider: Money, Percy wanted reportedly in the neighborhood of $14 million. He thinks he is one of the top receivers in the game. He is not even in the conversation. The numbers are not there.Note: He blasted his QB Ponder. If interested-(http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl---sources--percy-harvin-s-lac k-of-confidence-in-christian-ponder-was-final-straw-for-vikings-205048037. h tmlt )Smart move by the Vikings. Little choice but to move him. they got return at least. He may do well in Seattle.

Thanks for the info!!!

June 22, 2013  11:11 AM ET

I heard the interview live. A little out of context. Saying teammates had no problem with Harvin is a lie.

June 22, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I heard the interview live. A little out of context. Saying teammates had no problem with Harvin is a lie.

And who is Peterson to speak for the whole team on a situation like this?

I do agree with Peterson's summation of this whole Soap Opera. Harvin didn't work out on this team, so now he is gone, end of story, time to move on.

June 22, 2013  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Consider: Money, Percy wanted reportedly in the neighborhood of $14 million. He thinks he is one of the top receivers in the game. He is not even in the conversation. The numbers are not there.Note: He blasted his QB Ponder. If interested-(http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl---sources--percy-harvin-s-lac k-of-confidence-in-christian-ponder-was-final-straw-for-vikings-205048037. h tmlt )Smart move by the Vikings. Little choice but to move him. they got return at least. He may do well in Seattle.

He's not worth 14 million and your right not one of the best receivers but none the less, when he's healthy he is dam good and a hell of a weapon to have on a team he can be used in so many different situations and he is always one play away from breakin a big one

June 22, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Dear Mr. Wilson, welcome to Percy's world.

From NFL.com.

"The personality quirks were more difficult to sort out. But with each rock the Seahawks turned over in talking to former coaches and teammates, their comfort level increased. They'd found a player who was disruptive mainly when he felt that he was being disrespected or used incorrectly. Losing Brett Favre as his quarterback had also affected his mindset. Word was that he was fine the majority of the time."

I'm an old man, so I still have that "shut up, listen to the coach and play your **** off" mentality, so I don't even like the idea that he could disrupt the team, but I've got my fingers crossed for this one, because Seattle could be even scarier than last year with this guy returning kicks and working the routes.

June 22, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'm an old man, so I still have that "shut up, listen to the coach and play your **** off" mentality, so I don't even like the idea that he could disrupt the team, but I've got my fingers crossed for this one, because Seattle could be even scarier than last year with this guy returning kicks and working the routes.

He could be a HUGE asset to your heroes this season, Deej.

If he has head right with ball, the Niners are going to have their hands full trying to repeat.

June 22, 2013  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He could be a HUGE asset to your heroes this season, Deej. If he has head right with ball, the Niners are going to have their hands full trying to repeat.

I sure hope so, Otis. I was worried when they brought in Lynch, too. Yeah, he's in trouble again, but no one can say he hasn't been huge for the Hawks. Hopefully they can work with Harvin as smoothly.

June 22, 2013  05:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And who is Peterson to speak for the whole team on a situation like this? I do agree with Peterson's summation of this whole Soap Opera. Harvin didn't work out on this team, so now he is gone, end of story, time to move on.

To be fair, Peterson IS the whole team.

 
June 22, 2013  07:28 PM ET

No it was the Percy who had a problem it was lack o money. His agent poisoned him into believing the Vikes were screwing him money wise. "Percy your doing it all and getting paid for being a returner?

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