Richard Sherman apologizes for remarks about Michael Crabtree

Richard Sherman has apologized for targeting Michael Crabtree on Sunday

1/21/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5225 respect

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY SportsRichard Sherman has apologized for his comments about Michael Crabtree, whom Sherman referred to as a "sorry receiver" in a post game interview with Erin Andrews.

In a text message to ESPN reporter Ed Werder, he said the following:
 
"I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates ... That was not my intent"

Later, in an interview on ESPN Radio, he apologized again:
 
"Obviously I could have worded things better and could obviously have had a better reaction and done things differently. But it is what it is now, and people's reactions are what they are."

Apparently, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll mentioned something about it to Sherman, and told him that it took away from his team and their fantastic victory over a very good rival team.

Other than that, there was really no need for Sherman to apologize. Was he a little more excited than most players tend to be in post game interviews? Sure he was. Did he come off as a little crazy? Absolutely. But he didn't say anything that wasn't allowed to be said on network TV, and he wasn't blatantly disrespectful of anyone but an opposing player, who had been disrespectful of Sherman in the past.

Either way, it looks like Sherman has moved on from this, but you know we'll hear more of it at Media Day. Enjoy the circus.
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1/22/14   |   OneStepBeyond   |   35 respect

People enjoy being offended and look for any reason to be offended. ESPN should apologize for forcing this story on me during media week.

1/21/14   |   Debi_L   |   11719 respect

"Other than that, there was really no need for Sherman to apologize. Was he a little more excited than most players tend to be in post game interviews? Sure he was. Did he come off as a little crazy? Absolutely. But he didn't say anything that wasn't allowed to be said on network TV, and he wasn't blatantly disrespectful of anyone but an opposing player, who had been disrespectful of Sherman in the past."

That says it all...