Marijuana was the best medicine for Percy Harvin’s anxiety.
The one-time Jets receiver said in a Bleacher Report video that he smoked marijuana throughout his entire NFL career to try to manage his condition. He was at the Mayo Clinic and was given at least seven prescriptions, but only marijuana, he said, helped him.
“There’s not a game — not a game — I played in that I wasn’t high,” Harvin said.
The former Seahawk also explained the reason for his fight with current Giants receiver and then-teammate Golden Tate during the week of Super Bowl XLVIII. Harvin took ownership of the fracas. The 31-year-old went in-depth on what happened, saying he was angered by Tate saying the Seahawks could win with or without him as he returned from the concussion that kept him out of the NFC championship game.
“Thinking about it now, I can’t even believe I did it,” Harvin recalled. “Fast forward, we’re in the meeting room, and I kind of asked him about it, like, ‘Yo, bro. What’s going on? You’re not even happy for me? This has been going on on all season.’ I was so already wrapped up it probably didn’t matter what his answer was.”
Harvin, back in 2015, had still blamed the selfish actions of Tate and fellow receiver Doug Baldwin for causing the issues between the players.
Harvin now takes the responsibility for decking Tate, who somehow went flying into a garbage can.
“Let’s just say we locked up. The owners had to come in to the locker room,” Harvin said. “The fact of hitting him into the trash can — all that type of stuff — it was true. Like I said, it was bad. The whole situation — what we keep harping on — that’s what made it bad, because we had team pictures that day, and you could see: tense. We didn’t seem like a team that was ready to play a Super Bowl.”
They were ready, however, routing Peyton Manning and the Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Harvin even returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown. The following October he was traded to the Jets and would be out of the league two years later.