It’s been four days, but everyone is still talking about Richard Sherman’s outburst. The debate rages on about what the Seahawks cornerback said to Erin Andrews shortly after he made a play that sent Seattle to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Some, find little fault with what Sherman said. But their best defense for him is that a Fox reporter shouldn’t have shoved a microphone in his face just seconds removed from the heat of battle. Fair enough, but that still doesn’t justify the arrogant and self-grandizing comments.
Others think Sherman was way out of line. While some in this group are fringe lunatics who use the incident as a way to promote their idiotic racial views, most who find fault with the Seahawks cornerback simply don’t like the way he was hyper-critical of an opponent and uber-complimentary of himself.
The debate will continue to rage, fanned by two weeks of a Super Bowl hype machine in need of good storylines. But one thing is certain: Plenty of people will tune in on Feb. 2 with the notion that Richard Sherman is a jerk.
But he’s far from the only NFL player who would fall into that category. For proof, cover32’s Buck Stanton came up with a list of the 10 biggest jerks in the NFL. Philip Rivers found his way on it; to see where he ranks, click here.