Seahawks’ Sherman apologizes for postgame tirade


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.


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  • Anonymous

    Don’t apologize, Sherman! It’s a sign of weakness! Besides, you did nothing wrong!

  • Tony Defeo

    I agree. I don’t see the need to apologize. If anything, the jackass fans who went to twitter to make racist remarks should be the ones who apologize. Of course, that won’t happen because there’s no accountability. Unless, of course, a lot of their friends saw what they wrote, or their bosses–that would be awesome. Kind of hard to live that one down.

    • Ian

      Terry – Hi Laurie! Thanks for sharing the link to your blog Sounds (and looks) like it a was a wonefrdul vacation. Your photos are always amazing! Roy & I spent our honeymoon canoeing around the Florida springs a beautiful area! But even then (28 years ago), I remember the same feeling you described of being jolted by the sudden appearance of manicured lawns & McMansions. I can’t remember which river it was on, but one day we paddled by an alligator that was about 10 feet long, and Roy was absolutely convincecd it was a prop put there by the paddle company (like Disneyland). However, growing up in Hilton Head and quite familiar with gators, I knew it was the real thing. We paddled quietly by and the alligator never even twitched. He was probably used to paddlers floating by every few minutes.Roy is coming to Florida for a weekend in November to jury an art festival organized by alumna Jenni MacInnes Coolidge (Mus. of Florida Art). Initially I was planning to come with him and make a mini vacation out of it, but about a week later, Roy was invited to be a visiting artist in Hawaii for a week, so I decided to make it a BIG vacation and go there instead! We’ve never been to HI so we’re really looking forward to it.All my best to you! Keep up the good work!TerryJuly 11, 2011 10:42 am

    • An Agent Intern, thanks for your input! I noietcd your comments often lined up with those of The Agent. (Also, if you think the agent you intern for might be interested in participating in a round of “An Agent’s Inbox” – and if he or she represents at least several different genres of fiction – feel free to e-mail me anytime so we can chat about that.)Congratulations, Susan! Fingers crossed!I thought the same thing, Kayeleen:) I thought Mr. Sherman might be interested in a manuscript like DRIVERS (which is why I kind of bugged Ben about entering…).