Yesterday, our Twitter feed blew up when dozens of concerned Bernard Berrian fans pointed out that the veteran Vikings receiver had been cut. Because Berrian is a vested veteran, the Vikings will have to pay him the remainder of the $1.9 million they owe him on his contract unless another team claims him off waivers.
Bernard Berrian is the 99%.
This sad news comes less than three weeks after Berrian’s PR team at EAG Sports Management worked overtime to remove a satirical post about Berrian from this very site — a post that will soon be re-published, as God and the Constitution intended. Nevertheless, we at KSK wish the best for Berrian, especially given the libel that was published at Yahoo:
In his 2011 season, Berrian was targeted 23 times by Vikings quarterbacks, and he caught just seven passes. That 30 percent catch rate is the lowest in the 19-year history of Football Outsiders’ metrics, which track catch rate for primary and ancillary receivers and tight ends going back to 1993. Berrian had never had stickum hands before — he had gone above 59 percent catch rate in just one season before — but this season has been ridiculous.
I mean, those sort of negative facts have to be ILLEGAL, right? I hope that completely unfair media smear doesn’t hurt his image the way my fake tweets did.