Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Monday apologized for his tirade at the end of Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
The Seahawks won 23-17, with Sherman helping seal the victory in the final minute by breaking up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree that resulted in an interception by Malcolm Smith.
After the game, Fox’s Erin Andrews interviewed Sherman on the field. That led to this:
According to Tim Booth of The Associated Press, Sherman sent a text message to ESPN, saying: “I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates. … That was not my intent.”
Earlier Monday, Sherman told ESPN Radio: “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.”
Sherman’s tirade against Crabtree stemmed from the 49ers receiver saying Sherman wasn’t the best cornerback he has faced.