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Was it Richard Sherman's fault?

Televisions were buzzing with the name Richard Sherman after he spoke up just after winning the big game that put them on the road to the Super Bowl. Critics everywhere blamed him for what he said and the way that he said it. Reporters everywhere made a big deal about the incident, but is he really the one to blame?
The answer if you really look into it is no, it was not his fault. The reporter should not have given an interview so close to the end of the game. There is a policy in place for players to cool down before talking to any reporters. The reporter could clearly be blamed for this out burst from the adrenaline of the game just ending.
Maybe this is stated too much as a blame for the reporter, and that is not what this is. This is simply in defense of Richard Sherman who was just excited about their big win. Erin Andrews was even surprised by the comments he gave, you could clearly see her surprise all over her face. She was not sure how to react or to respond.
What was caught on tape was Sherman saying; “Well I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me!” When Erin Andrews asked who was talking about him he responded, “Crabtree! Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick.” Even his face at the end looked somewhat confused and shocked that he made the statement.
The audio from the game on the other hand reveals that Sherman had gone up to Crabtree earlier and said “Hell of a game!” but Crabtree’s response was not accepting of the compliment and that is most likely the reason Sherman was on edge when the cameras were rolling later with Erin Andrews. Both players were wearing microphones during the game, Crabtree had no verbal response for Sherman. Just proves the point that players need time to cool down before you put them on the spot, at least for a live report.