WASHINGTON — Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman has very strong opinions. After the 2014 NFC Championship game, in which he tipped a pass that led to a game winning interception, Sherman chided San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and proclaimed himself the NFL’s best cornerback.
When asked last week if the NFL would penalize the New England Patriots in the so-called “Deflategate” scandal, Sherman referenced a perceived conflict of interest between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and league commissioner Roger Goodell.
“Not as long as Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes,” Sherman said at the time. “He was just at Kraft’s house last week for the AFC championship. You talk about conflict of interest.”
Yet after Sunday’s heartbreaking Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots, Sherman opted for the high road.
Thank you God for giving us the opportunity…. That’s all you can ask for….Thank you everyone for the support all year
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 2, 2015
We’re pretty sure that was tough, given the way the Seahawks lost, with a late interception on the goal line. According to some odds’ makers, the Seahawks are an early favorite to win Super Bowl 50. Of course, we’ll have to wait a year to see if that happens.
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