More details are coming up about the little practice dust-up between Brad Childress and Percy Harvin on Friday. Previously, we had been told that Chilly and Harvin got into a “heated argument” after Childress questioned Harvin’s effort on the practice field. Now, ESPN’s Ed Werder is saying the altercation between coach and receiver actually went beyond a mere exchange of words. Sources say Harvin and Childress came close to getting physical with each other, and had to be separated.
Here’s the amusing part for those who’ve made a hobby out of hating Childress: after the near-fight, one of Harvin’s teammates reportedly went up to him and said, “You just did what a lot of us have been wanting to say for years.”
Clearly, Harvin said something that got under Childress’ skin. As we saw during the Randy Moss debacle, Chilly doesn’t take kindly to be criticized by his players. Harvin may deserve points for having the nerve to say it to Chilly’s face, unlike others who’ve gone through the media. What a friggin’ mess.