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Retired wideout and current NFL analyst Randy Moss wasn't pleased with the way the Seahawks handled the situation with his old Vikings teammate Percy Harvin.
"You don't air out your dirty laundry when a person is gone," Moss vehemently said, via a Fox Sports podcast. "That's something that affects us as people and players. We are people, we do have emotions."
This came to light after Moss confirmed an earlier report from Fox Sports colleague Jay Glazer that the Seahawks reached out to him to replace Harvin, per The Denver Post.
Moss declined Seattle's offer, and his perspective on the Harvin situation may have influenced his decision.
"I think the Percy Harvin situation was bad.
"I remember when he was hurt, and they were talking about when he comes back, wondering how he's going to come back. Then he electrified the stadium in the Meadowlands, then he came out against the Denver Broncos and did some electrifying things. A lot of positive things was looking good for the Seattle Seahawks because they were able to have that playmaker they were missing on special teams and on offense because you were able to move Percy Harvin around.
"Then when things start going bad, we start hearing all of these things coming out of the Seahawks camp. I'm not saying they're true and I'm not saying they're false. If it was that big of a problem -- he's fighting at the Super Bowl and he's becoming a problem in the locker room -- well, no one such as coach [Pete] Carroll or quarterback [Russell] Wilson, or anybody like that, veteran guys, to be able to pull him aside and talk to him.
"I was just wondering where the veteran leadership was," Moss stated. "And if the veteran leadership did try to reach out to Percy Harvin, was he that much gone mentally and not caring, that he just told everybody 'just let me do this, and let me be me.'
"We don't know what went on in-house. All I'm just saying was it could've been handled in a different way. Don't wait till a guy is gone to air out the dirty laundry, is all I'm saying."
Moss suited up for five NFL teams during his career, the last of which was the 49ers in 2012.
He played in two Super Bowls, was part of the NFL's two highest-scoring offenses of all-time and finished with 15,292 receiving yards (3rd all-time).