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Christian Ponder strikes back at Percy Harvin


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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had some choice words for former teammate Percy Harvin after the wide receiver was traded this offseason. Photo by: Brit / Flickr

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had some choice words for former teammate Percy Harvin after the wide receiver was traded this offseason. Photo by: Brit / Flickr

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin got his way and was traded away from the Minnesota Vikings partly because of his reported feelings about his former quarterback Christian Ponder.

Ponder has wasted very little time stepping to the proverbial podium and letting it be known that he could care less what Harvin says, does or thinks. The Pioneer Press ran a variety of statements from Ponder that started off assertive but eventually became pretty direct. Ponder started off by stating that he and Harvin had a nice relationship and that since he did not hear the words come out of Harvin’s mouth, it didn’t matter much.

“The thing is, there’s no quote strictly from Percy that he was the one saying it,” Ponder said. “I haven’t put too much thought into it. If that was his opinion, that’s unfortunate. But he’s a Seahawk now, so it doesn’t really matter.”

That turned into  this.

“People have their opinions. There were things I could have done better (last season). But now that he’s on a different team, his opinion doesn’t really mean much.”

Ponder is right it doesn’t mean much now. This is especially in light of the fact that Harvin made it a point to thank Ponder’s predecessor Brett Favre at his intro presser with the Seahawks on Tuesday. There is obviously not a lot of love lost between these two. (more…)

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