Richard Sherman: The Most Controversial Corner in the league
Richard Sherman, as many of you have heard that name very frequently and recently on ESPN and other big name sports broadcasting networks. He is without a doubt the best corner in the game but for some odd reason, ignorant sports announcers and “big people” in the sports world have criticized him by calling him a thug? In what ways is he a thug you ask? Well he isn’t , just because he’s from Compton people believe that he is a thug, the Richard Sherman which graduated second in his class in high school which was the Dominguez High School in Compton. Sherman later on proceeded to attend Stanford University at which he graduated with a degree in communication and he also was a very studious person growing up. He was drafted into the NFL in 2011 by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the Draft.
In his overall professional career, Richard Sherman has been known for being the player that taunts opposing players and he also is known for his incredible athletic ability. When he says he is the best corner in the game, he isn’t lying. He is a huge contribution to the Seahawks title of having the best defense in the league.
Recently the was an altercation when the Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers and the San Franciscan wide receiver Michael Crabtree where they were both in high intensity in the game and they were both taunted by each other, Sherman went for a handshake at the end of the game with Crabtree and Crabtree grabbed Richards face mask and he shoved him. All of a sudden the announcers decided to call Sherman a thug. A thug that went to Stanford and a thug that worked his way to the top and had to work hard for it. My opinion is that he was hyped up due to the fact he did a game changing play that won the game for his team. He is considered a thug also because of his race color I believe, he is one of the brightest individuals to play the game and he should be treated like a true game changer.