Percy Harvin has been on a mission to clear his name after joining the Buffalo Bills in pre-season as a free agent.
That includes a recent newspaper interview where Harvin seems to imply that all the trouble that saw him kicked out of the Seattle Seahawks wasn't his fault.
Harvin told the Buffalo News he felt Golden Tate and Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin "were acting like kids" after Harvin joined the Seahawks. Harvin ended up in fights with both Tate and Baldwin and said the two viewed Harvin "as a threat, rather than a teammate."
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Well it seems that Tate wasn't too happy with his character being assassinated so obviously by Harvin, and he responded earlier today.
Unfair and Untrue
Tate responded to those comments on Monday, calling Harvin’s attempt to “repair his image” both “unfair” and not “totally true” while taking a little dig at Harvin’s inability to find lasting success with any of his teams.
“There was never any jealousy on my end,” Tate said, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I was excited to get him on the field with us. Like I said, his role in Seattle and my role were different so there was no need for me to be jealous."
Then came Tate's subtle dig, reminding everyone that Harvin was kicked out of the Minnesota Vikings, Seahawks and the Jets before ending up in Buffalo.
"I think it was just a misunderstanding between him and I and I know it didn’t work out with the Vikings, the Seahawks or the Jets, so I hope the best for him out there in Buffalo. I think it’s a great fit for him and I want to see him ball out.”
Tate is at the Detroit Lions now and his team end their pre-season schedule against Harvin's Bills. We'll have to wait and see if fists are thrown or handshakes.