Percy Harvin had very few friends in the locker room during his brief tenure with the Seattle Seahawks. We know this because — in addition to the rumors about Harvin getting into fights with multiple Seahawks players — the 27-year-old openly admits it.
“It was a constant thing,” Harvin said. “It was something that got under my skin. I felt like they were acting like kids.”
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Harvin reportedly gave Tate a black eye and almost fought Russell Wilson. He also got into a physical altercation with Baldwin, during which Baldwin suffered a cut on his chin. Harvin would not go into detail about either incident, but he said there was tension brewing for months when both Tate and Baldin viewed him as “a threat rather than a teammate.”
“We all played the same position. So me coming in took reps from them,” Harvin added. “They wanted to show they were already established having made it to the NFC Championship the year before I got there. So they kind of had the approach of, ‘We don’t need anybody else. We’re established.’”
Harvin is said to have pulled himself out of multiple games during his time with the Seahawks, and one of them was after his fight with Baldwin. Harvin said that beef started with Baldwin acting like a “tough guy.”
“Everybody calls him, ‘Tough Doug’ or ‘Angry Doug,’” he said. “That was one of the times he tried to use me to show he was a tough guy. I tried to walk away and he came back. It got messy. And I think what happened was the best for me.”