Thursday on the radio, Rodney Harrison accused Josh Freeman of faking his concussion to get out of appearing in another probable poop-hurricane of a game Sunday night when the Vikings host the Packers.
“I can’t say that I believe he has a concussion,” Harrison told NBC Sports Radio. “I can’t say that I’m 100 percent sold out. I’m not trying to doubt the seriousness of his injury if he has one, but it just seems like a convenient excuse to get out of a situation. That’s what it seems like.”
A pretty serious accusation from a semi-credible media figure. And how did Freeman respond when he heard it? He didn’t, because he didn’t.
Freeman was asked Friday afternoon at practice, where Freeman was once again a participant after being cleared under the NFL’s concussion protocols, about Harrison’s remarks, and he gave exactly the answer you would expect: a non-answer. “Freeman said he hadn’t seen Rodney Harrison’s comments,” Chip Scoggins tweeted.
And even if Freeman did see Harrison’s comments and is super-ticked about them, he’s still going to say he didn’t see the comments, cause that’s how Rick Spielman coaches his guys to deal with that kind of stuff. Don’t make it worse by throwing more fuel on the fire.
It’s probably wise for Freeman to avoid a public war of words with media figures at this point. The ground he’s standing on is not exactly solid after that Monday night performance. Better for him to focus on cleaning up his mechanics and preparing to return as the starter in a couple weeks vs. Dallas.