Childress vs. Williamson: This Time It’s Personal

For the last three years, Troy Williamson was a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, but his time in purple and gold wasn’t anything memorable. In his three seasons, Williamson only managed to make 79 receptions for 1,067 yards. When you consider the Vikings used the 7th pick in the 2005 draft to take Troy out of South Carolina, they were probably hoping those would be his numbers each season. Instead, Vikings fans were forced to watch Troy drop pass after pass before he left and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars this year.

During his final year in Minnesota, though, Williamson had some trouble with head coach Brad Childress. You see, last November Troy’s grandmother passed away and Williamson didn’t show up for the team’s game on November 4th against the Chargers — the game Adrian Peterson set the single game rushing mark — and Childress hit him with a $25,000 fine for it. Now, after pressure from the media and other players, Childress dropped the fine. Still, it’s the principle of the thing that’s bothered Troy ever since and he’d like to dole out some justice this Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

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