Percy Harvin wants out of Minnesota, we know this much. But why?
The Vikings wide receiver took to Twitter on Wednesday night, ostensibly to explain to his 70,000 followers why he demanded a trade and skipped out on a mandatory practice earlier in the day. His motivations remain murky, but he did say it's not purely a financial situation.
Fans I said I have issues to be worked out money not at all being the problem...I've dne everything asked and more...- Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) June 20, 2012
Me and cch have been speaking and are on same page...theres nothin I can do- Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) June 20, 2012
With that, Harvin's social media communication ceased. His trade demand appears to have caught the entire organization off guard.
"Honestly, I don't really know," Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said Wednesday on NFL Network. "I was blindsided by it, too. ... I haven't talked to Percy."
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday the team has "no interest at all in trading" Harvin. The receiver is scheduled to make just $2.47 million over the final two years of his rookie deal and is coming off a season in which he emerged as the team's best offensive option not named Adrian Peterson.
Harvin's walkout might be nothing more than a ploy to get paid, but it certainly appears that more than a little bitterness already has crept into the equation.