By Mark Craig
To say Troy Williamson is bitter with Vikings coach Brad Childress is an understatement.
On this morning’s conference call with the Minnesota media, Williamson was asked about the team’s decision not to pay him for the week after he missed the San Diego game because of the death of his grandmother. The Vikings eventually changed their minds and paid Williamson for the week.
Williamson was asked if he knew his days in Minnesota were over after that happened.
“You can truly say that,” Williamson said. “After that, I had no more respect for Childress. That’s gone out the window and I don’t see that coming back ever. That bridge is burned.”
Williamson was traded to the Jaguars for a sixth-round draft pick this past offseason. He’s been bothered by a groin injury since the preseason and has been limited to four catches for 27 yards and one touchdown in just five games.
UPDATE: I asked Childress for his reaction during today’s press conference. He said:
“I’m not going to get into old news. He’s entitled to his opinion.”