Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting, dynamic players in college football last season was Percy Harvin, the quarkback from Florida who helped push his team to a national title (they also had some “Tebow” guy). But after declaring early, Harvin dropped all the way to the 22nd pick and the Minnesota Vikings. Among the factors in the drop, as you might recall, was the second-most ominous/vague term in football: “character issues”*.
Those rumors didn’t exactly disappear over the offseason, either; whether it was Harvin’s rumored pot use or hs hospitalization for dehydration or whatever immediately after landing on a flight, whispers were rampant. So on an invitation from coaches, he went to a Florida function with some recruits to sell the whole Florida experience to them, and we’re sure he was instructed to just say good things about everyone for five minutes and leave.
But this is Percy Harvin, you see, and s–t’s about to go crazy.
As SPARTY AND FRIENDS reports, it may be time to add “verbal diarrhea” to the list of character issues:
What we’re hearing:
- Harvin discussed his continuous pot use, and how he was able to smoke it for the majority of his time at UF.
- Harvin also confirmed the long time rumor that he made a mistake and choked his wide receivers coach, and how the school gave him a second chance by covering it up so the media didn’t report it.
- He also talked about the benefits that being a Gator brought to the party scene in Gainesville.
Immediately, head coach Urban Meyer regretted not bringing a gun to the meeting.
But honestly - we’re not strict moral relativists here or anything, but if a guy can do this:
…don’t you really feel like looking the other way a little bit when it comes to burning some hippie lettuce every now and then?
The Sprewell act thing, of course, is a little more serious. Tsk tsk and tut tut, and go sit in a cor–HOLY CRAP DID YOU JUST SEE HIM BUST A COUNTER TREY FOR 70 YARDS HOLY JESUS NO MORE PUNISHMENT JUST DO THAT OVER AND OVER PERCY WE LOVE YOU YOU MAY SPEND THE NIGHT WITH TEBOW’S GIRLFRIEND** YOU ARE AMAZING.
*Number one, of course, is “violation of team rules,” enforcement of which doesn’t seem to exist at Florida.
**Reminder: Lucy Pinder is not Tebow’s girlfriend.