In a team sport, NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell said he didn’t like Richard Sherman’s act of individuality following Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. According to NBC Sports on Jan. 23, Goddell reacting to Sherman’s post-game rant on Thursday’s “CBS This Morning”.
Goddell emphasized that he liked the Seattle Seahawks cornerback but wanted to see him represent himself better. When asked about Richard Sherman’s post-game interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews, Goddell said:
“It’s an emotional game, and you see a young man who comes off the field and he’s pumped up, and there’s so much excitement in the stadium, but no, I’m not cheering for that because he’s a great young man, he’s extremely well spoken, does great things off the field, obviously a great player on the field.”
Sherman has become the center of attention leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. Even with him trying to deflect the attention off himself and onto his team, the media and those around the game continue to focus on Sherman. It has become more than the game as Sherman has raised questions about social perception and racial attitude when it comes to the connotation association with what a “thug” is.
Roger Goddell knows Sherman is not a “thug” and just wants him to be seen in a positive like. He went on to say:
“I want him to present himself and his family in a positive way. He took away a little from the team. That was what he said yesterday [Wednesday]. I thought that was a very interesting comment and I think it’s fair.”
The Richard Sherman hoopla doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon no matter how quiet the star cornerback remains. According to a report on CNN, Sherman’s 15-second rant can earn him up to $5 million in endorsements. If Seattle wins the Super Bowl, that number will only climb.
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