Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Where Only the Truth Matters
I promise you this will be my last word on the Richard Sherman side show, but here are the top five reasons Sherman was wrong with his over the top, outspoken and insulting behavior:
#5 ~ He played into the stereotype that White America already has about young African-American men.
#4 ~ So you made a great play. That’s what you’re paid to do. Act like you’ve been there before.
#3 ~ Yes, he was excited. Could he have been any more excited than Santonio Holmes after his Super Bowl catch, or Willie Parker after his Super Bowl run or any number of great athletes caught in the moment.
#2 ~ Of course he’s not a thug and it should not be suggested he is, but if you’re a Stanford University graduate with a 4.0 GPA, act like it.
#1 ~ Talk all the smack you want between the lines, but on camera, real men act like real men!