By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sources tell WCCO’s Mike Max that the No. 1 reason Percy Harvin left the team this season was not his injury, but it was motivated by a blowup he had with Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.

Multiple sources tell Max that Harvin had an embarrassing tirade directed toward Frasier, disrespecting the coach during the season when Harvin was sidelined with an injured ankle.

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Teammates were present, and Max was told that is when Harvin left the team and was put on injured reserve.

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Sources say teammates were disappointed in Harvin’s actions and the organization has moved toward less tolerance for that behavior.

Harvin apparently had a similar incident when Childress coached the team.

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The Vikings will try to trade him, Max reports, as Harvin does have market value.

Mike Max