Golden Tate Refutes He Was 'Jealous' Of Percy Harvin
By Ashley Scoby
NFL wide receiver drama could give MTV reality shows a run for their money. Earlier this week, current Bills wideout Percy Harvin said in an interview with the Buffalo News that current Lion Golden Tate, as well as Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin, were jealous of him during their time in Seattle, and that the two "acted like kids."
Now, Tate has spoken out, calling those comments "unfair" and disputing that he was ever anything but supportive of his former Seahawks teammate.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Tate talked after Monday's practice about the whole situation, and refuted that jealousy was ever an issue.
"There was never any jealousy on my end," he said. "I was excited to get him on the field with us. Like I said, his role in Seattle and my role were different so there was no need for me to be jealous."
Tate was the leading receiver on that 2013 Super Bowl-winning Seahawks team, and Harvin ended up missing the vast majority of the year after hip surgery. It's been two years since the season that ended in in-fighting among the receiver trio (Harvin fought both Tate and Baldwin in separate instances, according to multiple reports), but the repercussions of that season are still continuing.
According to the Free Press story, Tate mentioned that the last time he saw Harvin, the two hung out together and the interaction ended in a handshake. But he also took a subtle shot at Harvin, listing off all the teams that Harvin had run through in the past few years. The receiver spent four seasons in Minnesota, a season and a half in Seattle and half a season in New York.
"I think it was just a misunderstanding between him and I and I know it didn't work out with the Vikings, the Seahawks or the Jets, so I hope the best for him out there in Buffalo," Tate said. "I think it's a great fit for him and I want to see him ball out."
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