• Former Seahawk Percy Harvin: 'There's not a game I played in that I wasn't high'

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin made headlines in a new video released on Tuesday by Bleacher Report.

    Harvin, appearing in a series called "Untold Stories", addressed his tenure in Seattle, a fight he had with Golden State, his anxiety diagnosis and more. Watch the full interview below.

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    "There's not a game I played in that I wasn't high," Harvin said. 

    Harvin said he was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder while he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings. 

    He said he was prescribed seven medications to help treat his anxiety but found "the only thing that really seemed to work was when I would smoke marijuana."

    The Seahawks traded a 2013 first-round pick, a 2013 seventh-round pick and a 2014 fourth-round pick in exchange for Harvin in March of 2013. 

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    Harvin then signed a six-year, $67 million contract with the Seahawks.  

    "Those were the worst years of my life," Harvin said in the interview about his time in Seattle. 

    Harvin played only six total games for the Seahawks before they dealt him to the New York Jets in October 2014.

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    While with the Seahawks in 2013, Harvin was part of a talented wide receiver core that included Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Sidney Rice and Jermaine Kearse, among others. 

    "My anxiety is worse when I go into unfamiliar situations," Harvin said. 

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    Harvin also revealed in the interview that he fought Tate days before the team's Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos. 

    According to Harvin, the two fought over a comment Tate made about adding Harvin back into the lineup after he missed the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. 

    "I was already wrapped up. It didn't even probably matter what his answer was. … I was already at 10," Harvin said of the fight. 

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    Ultimately, Harvin said Marshawn Lynch played peacemaker and helped the two move on before the Super Bowl started.  

    Harvin said he ultimately told Tate and Baldwin that the conflicts in Seattle were his fault "100%."


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