Walker, frustrated with role, critical of Vikings

October 20, 1990

Herschel Walker, acquired by the Minnesota Vikings in a blockbuster trade last year, said he's frustrated and confused over his role in the offense and the criticism he has received on all fronts. His agent, Peter Johnson, said the trade was a "terrible waste" for Walker and the Vikings.

"I don't know how long I'll play the game," Walker told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I want to do what's best for the Minnesota Vikings, because they gave up a ton to get me. But since I've been there, all they've done is act like I'm in the way. This is upsetting to me because I have no idea what's going on anymore. Everybody has been criticizing me, and I'll take the heat when I'm responsible for something. But I'm touching the ball three times a quarter. How many running backs in the NFL have you seen do that?"

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