MUST SEE: Richard Sherman Mic'd Up vs. Michael Crabtree So You Can Hear His Sportsmanship (VIDEO)
It may have been sportsmanship that got Richard Sherman into trouble
rather than a lack of it. The Seattle Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback was
fitted with a microphone for the NFC Championship Game and audio released by the NFL
on Wednesday night sheds light on the heated moments before he
delivered the boastful and rancorous postgame interview that stole the
spotlight from his team's victory. Watch the video and you can hear his sportsmanship!
Sherman helped seal his team's spot in Super Bowl XLVIII by
deflecting a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael
Crabtree with just 22 seconds remaining in the NFC title tilt. After
the victory-securing deflection, Sherman got to his feet and again
chased down Crabtree. As the wide receiver was walking back toward the
49ers' sideline, Sherman slapped him on the butt and said "Hell of
game!" Sherman repeated those three words and extended his hand to
Crabtree. Rather than accepting the handshake, Crabtree shoved Sherman.
He pushed his left hand into Sherman's facemask.