Richard Sherman RESPONDS About Post-Game Rant, "I Don’t Want To Be A Villain" + Wendy Williams BREAKS DOWNS -- "My Son Doesn't Like Me Anymore"
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is speaking out about the post-game rant that's caused so much controversy on social media. See his response inside and watch Wendy Williams breakdown about her 13-year-old son growing up....
After Seattle's Sunday night 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman gave a shocking sideline interview to FOX's Erin Andrews where he screamed at the camera,
"Well, I'm the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're gonna get .... Don't you [Crabtree] ever talk about me! Don't you open your mouth about the best or I'm gonna shut it for you real quick."
While some football fans say he showed lack of sportsmanship, other says he's just very passionate. Then there are those who used the rant to justify labelingh im with racial slurs and epithets.
Today, Richard (who went to Stanford) wrote a first-person column for "MMQB" where he explained his "passion" and said he was disappointed by people depicted him as a villain/bully and resorted to racial slurs.
Here's a snippet:
"It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am. I don’t want to be a villain, because I’m not a villainous person. When I say I’m the best cornerback in football, it’s with a caveat: There isn’t a great defensive backfield in the NFL that doesn’t have a great front seven. Everything begins with pressure up front, and that’s what we get from our pass rushers every Sunday. To those who would call me a thug or worse because I show passion on a football field—don’t judge a person’s character by what they do between the lines. Judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family.
But people find it easy to take shots on Twitter, and to use racial slurs and bullying language far worse than what you’ll see from me. It’s sad and somewhat unbelievable to me that the world is still this way, but it is. I can handle it."
Read the full column here.
Do you think Richard went too far?
Revisit the rant here:
Also on television....
Wendy Williams burst into tears earlier today when talking about Madonna's relationship with her pre-teen son Rocco. Wendy said it upset her to see the story, because her own 13-year-old son Kevin is much closer to his father than he is to her...and it's breaking her heart. Watch Wendy's version "A Mother's Love" above. We kid, we kid. But we feel ya Wendy...
She spoke on the situation after the show as well:
Richard Sherman starred in Beats by Dr. Dre's third installment of the HEAR WHAT YOU WANT campaign. The spot aired during the Seahawks vs. 49ers NFC championship game.