Seahawks' Sherman fined for taunting in NFC title game
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game against San Francisco.
Sherman's fine was confirmed by the NFL yesterday.
Sherman was flagged after he made a choking gesture toward the San Francisco bench that he said was directed at quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sherman had just deflected a pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith and clinched Seattle's 23-17 victory.
Sherman ran over and after tapping Crabtree on the backside and extended his hand for a handshake. Crabtree then shoved Sherman in the face. The All-Pro cornerback then made the choking gesture.
Sherman was the only player fined in the game.
Immediately following the game, Sherman was interviewed on Fox Sports and called out Crabtree and boasted of his own talent.
Sherman said Wednesday those comments were "misdirected and immature" but he is not a villain or a thug.
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