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Trent Williams fined $7,875 for hitting Richard Sherman

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A post-game skirmish has led the NFL to dock the paycheck of Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams.

Williams was fined $7,875 for smacking Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the face following Sunday’s game, the NFL has confirmed. That’s about 35 percent of the $22,000 each player on the Redskins got paid for the wild card playoff game.

The incident took place after the Seahawks had beaten the Redskins, and as the two approached each other on the field, Williams told Sherman, “I’m gonna punch you in your goddamn face.” Sherman responded, “Well then do it,” and Williams then did it.

Williams is lucky the punishment wasn’t more severe. He smacked Sherman in the face for no reason, he did it after a high-profile playoff game in front of tens of millions of viewers, and he did it at a time when scores of players, coaches and others were on the field and a major fight could have broken out. By the standards of what the NFL usually fines players, a $7,875 fine for this infraction is pretty light.

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  1. geniusesq says: Jan 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    The fine is light because silently people are glad someone finally smacked Sherman in his loud mouth.

  2. pryor4heisman says: Jan 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    This SCUMBAG should be suspended first game of next year as well

  3. jprcox says: Jan 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    That is a very odd number – how the heck did they arrive at $7,875? As if $8k was too much, but the other number is “just right”.

    The other thing I dont think I’ve ever realized – Do players get paid that much less in a playoff game? So players ONLY get $22,000 per playoff game, or is that ON TOP OF their “per game” paycheck average????

    Anyone know?

    Michael David Smith: The $22,000 is all every player gets (barring a handful who might have bonuses specifically tied to the playoffs). The normal per-week paycheck is for the regular season. So if a player on the Redskins had a $1.7 million base salary (a number I’m using to make the math easy) he got 1/17th of that, or $100,000, in each of the 17 weeks of the regular season, and then he got $22,000 this week as his payment for the playoff game.

  4. buffobeel42 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:12 PM

    Because Sherman is a D-Bag, nobody cared!

  5. cdrion21 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:12 PM

    Worth it!

  6. aphoticapex says: Jan 11, 2013 4:12 PM

    Which spot in their ass did they pull that number out off? Why not a nice round 8,000?

  7. jhncmpbll says: Jan 11, 2013 4:13 PM

    It would seem that Sherman, did in fact, ask for it.

  8. steelerben says: Jan 11, 2013 4:13 PM

    So, it is cheaper to punch someone in the face after a playoff game than it is to wear orange cleats or a San Francisco Giants hat?

  9. lionpride10 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:14 PM

    For throwing a punch. It should be a suspension. First 2 games of the regular season

  10. fluffybunny74 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:15 PM

    Good thing he took a shot after the game to the face of a player without a helmet and didn’t hit a quarterback a second after the ball was released during play. He probably would’ve gotten a $30K fine then.

  11. ml3939 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    What would the fine be if he hit Adrian Peterson, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or someone of that appeal?

  12. clw1906 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    pryor4heisman says:
    Jan 11, 2013 4:09 PM
    This SCUMBAG should be suspended first game of next year as well

    They should suspend you from this site with that idiot name and your defense of another idiot.

  13. patriotinvasion says: Jan 11, 2013 4:18 PM

    Not a fan of Sherman’s mouth, but what Williams did was uncalled for. Can’t allow a player to assault another out of frustration and anger after a game.

    Stern suspended Melo for a post game confrontation with KG that didn’t have any blows thrown. This deserved a 1 game suspension at least next season.

    PS, weak move by Williams to hit him with his helmet on when he has 100 pounds on Sherman.

  14. steelersteven says: Jan 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    Sherman asked him a question and it was answered!

  15. faultylogic29 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    The NFL did well to employ it’s “he probably deserved” clause on this one. From the looks of it, somebody needs to do to this guy what Andre Johnson did to Cortland Finnegan.

  16. leafeaterx says: Jan 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    This is what I expected and seems appropriate. Next story…

  17. anarchopurplism says: Jan 11, 2013 4:21 PM

    What about the part where Sherman said “Whatchu gonna do boy”? You know….the taunt before the punch (open handed slap)

  18. commonsensedude says: Jan 11, 2013 4:23 PM

    I’ll bet that this is the best money Trent Williams has ever spent. Also, I’ll bet that the next time Sherman runs his mouth and someone threatens to punch him, he won’t answer back with “Well then do it.”

    From all of us here in DC – thanks, Trent!!

  19. hehateme2 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:24 PM

    About time someone smacked this mouthly player. What ever happened to letting your play on the field do your talking for you?

    It was better then.

  20. dprouse says: Jan 11, 2013 4:25 PM

    Only 8k? That’s a pretty clear message – to Sherman. :-)

  21. jahbird says: Jan 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    I can guarantee you that’s the most satisfying 8K Williams has ever spent.

  22. brohamma says: Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM

    Maybe he is being let-off-the-hook because he has the goods on a tattoo that Goodell has.

  23. geniusesq says: Jan 11, 2013 4:30 PM

    BREAKING: Tom Brady offers to pay the fine for Williams.

  24. chawk12thman says: Jan 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Open Handed slap; Fine is correct amount and shouldn’t be suspension. Plus, by time he pays his taxes in conjunction with this fine, Williams will be even more frustrated with that game. Time to move on……….

    Go Hawks!

  25. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    and as the two approached each other on the field, Williams told Sherman, “I’m gonna punch you in your goddamn face.” Sherman responded, “Well then do it,” and Williams then did it.

    This is just not true and bad journalism. How could you have left off what Sherman said first. He said to Williams “what you goin’ to do boy?” and he was the first to speak. You can’t change history, but you can report it incorrectly.

  26. sethroskull says: Jan 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    Bruce Irvin should have been fined for shoving RGIII 5 seconds after he threw a TD pass. Of course no fine for him. A little one sided.

  27. jobeatty says: Jan 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    It is unfortunate that the NFL blocked the mic’d up video of Sherman. It explained it all!

  28. tjh9985 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    Redskins are mentally weak, this is proof of this.

  29. Deb says: Jan 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    By the standards of what the NFL usually fines players, a $7,875 fine for this infraction is pretty light.

    That’s my biggest problem with Goodell and the whole fining system. What standards? Where are they posted for players and the public to see? Each infraction should have a mandatory penalty or fine. Infractions such as horse collars, late hits, etc., shouldn’t be fined at all because those are penalties that are flagged on the field during the game. Punching a player should have a mandatory fine for first offense, second offense, and so on. At some point, ejection and/or suspension should come into the mix.

    But no … in Goodell’s Kingdom, the Big Guy just pulls arbitrary fines and punishments out of his backside. No standard at all.

  30. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Jan 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    Everybody knew this fine was coming.

  31. patriotenvy says: Jan 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    Tom Brady should agree to pay his fine.

  32. belgaron says: Jan 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    Deserved it? Sounds like all you knuckledraggers will be future stars at your own family court hearings.

  33. mn2long says: Jan 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    I’m Speechless. How is this not a suspension. If Williams punched someone in the streets he would have been arrested and the personal conduct policy would have been applied. How is this any different.

    I’m sure the Washington DC DA has heard about it or saw it, he should be filing charges for assault. What the difference between what Alber Haynesworth did to Andre Gurode and this, other than a cleat being used.

    Typical Redskins. They couldn’t talk enough smack when they went up 14-0 but all were whining about Sherman talking smack when the Seahawks started beatin them down.

  34. isabsir says: Jan 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Money well spent. I’m an average guy making an average salary but I’d seriously consider paying $7k to slap the taste out is Sherman’s mouth.

  35. rufustfireflyjr says: Jan 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    Williams is not “lucky the punishment wasn’t more severe.” He did not “smack” or punch Sherman in the face as the article implies. Had he punched Sherman in the face, it’s quite possible that Sherman wouldn’t be playing this weekend. He pushed Sherman in the face with his open hand, and Williams’ statement implied that this was in response to taunting by Sherman. Given the disparity in size between the two players, if anything, it was Sherman who “got off light.”

  36. 8bithero12 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    It was a cheap shot

  37. rtant2013 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    What about a fine for that extremely late hit on RG3? I mean it only came 5 secs after he threw the ball and as he was walking around. I guess the NFL figured the punch to Sherman was the least he deserved considering he shouldn’t have even been playing. And for him running his mouth off about the truth coming out when he got off on a technicality. Guess Sherman will probably think twice about going up to a guy 3 times his size when he already told him he was going to hit him. Seems pretty dumb on Shermans part in my opinion

  38. screechdaddy says: Jan 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    Light fine like this is tantamount (look it up, mouth-breathers) to a slap on the wrist and tacit approval of this behavior from the NFL.

    The fact that Williams was still wearing his helmet several minutes after the game was over is proof this assault was 100% un-provoked and premeditated.

    Have now added the Foreskins to my list of teams whose games I now follow just to root against them. Guess what, Foreskin fans? When your team is the one clearing out their lockers, it is YOU who is on the wrong side of karma. Go Hawks!

  39. dbones750 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:49 PM

    The fine is laughable for what he did, but I think 99% of the people who know anything about Sherman are taking Williams’ side on this one. That includes myself.

  40. seeptermean says: Jan 11, 2013 4:50 PM

    They only get paid $22,000 per playoff game?!? So you’re telling me Peyton Manning who is risking his career/life with that neck injury who makes essentially $1 million per game, takes around a 98% pay cut for playoff games. That’s a joke. It really pays to be on a losing team and be a good player I guess.

  41. roberto242 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:50 PM

    All of the “money well spent” comments only prove one thing: Goodell clearly failed to consider the precedent he’s setting by effectively putting a basement price fine on ASSAULT. I’m not going to argue who deserved what, who got what who was asking for, none of that. Williams flat out approached Sherman, and basically punched him in the face with an open hand. That was no slap. That was a straight up punch without a closed fist.

    It occurred beyond the game, and there is absolutely no place for this in the NFL. But that is clearly not the message that Goodell just sent. If this had occurred DURING a game, I can virtually guarantee you Williams would have ejected by the refs. But *outside* the game, the player misses no game time at all? In what universe does this make any sense whatsoever?

    Epic fail, Goodell.

  42. rpiotr01 says: Jan 11, 2013 4:51 PM

    Ryan Taylor of the Packers delivered a clean, hard hit during a ST return against the Cardinals. He got fined $21,000 for it. Trent Williams sucker-punched a guy in the face and got only $7,500.

    The NFL is stupid.

  43. chawkbob says: Jan 11, 2013 4:59 PM

    Weak, very weak. Almost as weak as pulling the video that shows Williams seeking out Sheman as he was congratulating opposing players (showing respect to those that deserve it) and getting in his face unprovoked.

    What a punk, got over a 100 bills on him and he leaves his helmet on to slap him in the face and then slinks off like the coward he is.

    Should have been a suspension and a game check.

  44. mn2long says: Jan 11, 2013 5:08 PM

    rufustfirefly:

    What video were you watching. You could hear the contact and see Sherman’s head snap back. Williams is a punk!!!

  45. skinsfan6892 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:14 PM

    Well worth the fine. Just wish Williams knocked him out.

  46. southpaw79 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:16 PM

    You can not call it a sucker punch if Williams told Sherman what he was going to do, and Sherman told him to go ahead and do it. Now what I really want to see is a slap fest between Brady and P. Manning, that would be epic.

  47. favresweiner says: Jan 11, 2013 5:22 PM

    The best $7,785 he has ever spent.

  48. footballgod87 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:22 PM

    His punishment must be more severe

  49. rtant2013 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:30 PM

    Haha do you guys calling Williams a punk and what not actually think Trent Williams is scared of Sherman? He’s 3 times his size, that’s like saying a pit bull is scared of a Chihuahua. And Sherman is just like a Chihuahua, yapping off at the mouth continuesly. It’s not a cheap shot if you say your going to hit someone before you do it. Sherman is the one who got off lightly, if Williams would have actually punched him, he probably wouldn’t be playing this week. Sherman was the idiot that got into a guys face who literally just said was going to hit him, if that doesn’t tell you how intelligent Sherman is then something is wrong.

  50. belgaron says: Jan 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    skinsfan6892 says:
    Jan 11, 2013 5:14 PM
    Well worth the fine. Just wish Williams knocked him out.

    ————

    And all the 12 year old fans of the Redskins, Patriots, 49ers, Packers, and all the other teams Seattle put down this year rejoice “Revenge of the Nerds” style. Williams is the cheap shot, helmet wearing superhero they’ve craved to retaliate for the nights the Seahawks left them crying.

  51. boyshole25 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:38 PM

    Wow I’m a skins homer but I can’t believe he only got that fine. Shoulda punched him I guess if they were only gonna fine him what amounts to 5 bucks of normal person money. An assault charge costs a normal person wayyyy more money

  52. raiderapologist says: Jan 11, 2013 5:42 PM

    Mike Goodson and Takeo Spikes were fined the same amount for grabbing face masks, in addition to being ejected. I’m surprised Williams didn’t get suspended for a game next season.

  53. seabronco says: Jan 11, 2013 5:49 PM

    Lol at redskins fans defending that fat guy. I hope rg3 doesn’t play next year just because of you idiots

  54. theclaim says: Jan 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    screechdaddy says:
    Jan 11, 2013 4:46 PM
    Light fine like this is tantamount (look it up, mouth-breathers) to a slap on the wrist and tacit approval of this behavior from the NFL.

    The fact that Williams was still wearing his helmet several minutes after the game was over is proof this assault was 100% un-provoked and premeditated.

    Have now added the Foreskins to my list of teams whose games I now follow just to root against them. Guess what, Foreskin fans? When your team is the one clearing out their lockers, it is YOU who is on the wrong side of karma. Go Hawks!

     Must make it hard to swallow the fact that the Redskins were KICKING THE HAWKS ASSES until our QB went down reinjured. 14-0 for those TRYING to forget. Keep running your mouths. Seahawks fans have looked football illiterate all season long after “The Inception” or “the Immaculate Deception” whatever you want to call Lance Easley’s gift to Seattle in front of the entire country on Monday night. Without said gift your greasy birds wouldn’t have even made the PLAYOFFS. Keep talking…. For the whiners complaining about the field. Football is played on grass. Statistics show that injuries(knee and ankle in particular) occur at a considerably higher rate on turf as opposed to a natural playing surface.. Only fans in the league that whine AFTER a win

  55. explosionsauce says: Jan 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    Sherman probably told Williams his mom tastes like honey but Cheerios.

  56. rjkilla says: Jan 11, 2013 5:54 PM

    meanwhile sherman gets away with being a cheater and gets touted as the best corner in the league. let’s just forget all that “ability” is the result of steriods. CHEATER

  57. llcamino says: Jan 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    There’s no arguing it was bad sportsmanship and the fine was pretty light.

    However, to reiterate what Brian Mitchell said about it, “Notice none of Sherman’s teammates stuck up for him.”. This is coming from a guy who was known to stick up for everyone on his team(s) including equipment guys! The fact that, as the article points out, “it could have started a brawl”, and teammates were right there but did nothing, speaks volumes about how much they care for Sherman.

    All that being said, Williams was still in the wrong. But it shows what a great teammate Sherman must be.

  58. kylexitron says: Jan 11, 2013 5:55 PM

    So it’s 8k to punch someone in the face after the game, but a minimum of 15k to make a hit in a game that was formerly legal for the past 70 years?

  59. keepingitrealdumb says: Jan 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    it seems clear that the NFL considers who did the hitting and who got the hitting. can you imagine if this williams hit tom brady or payton manning like that?

    in addition .. not only is sherman a verbal instigator .. but he appealed and won the suspension the NFL laid on him for PEDs .. you know the NFL is angry over that.

    this is clearly payback from the NFL .. they had to punish williams in some way .. but because it was sherman .. only ~$8K

  60. noring4youstill says: Jan 11, 2013 6:06 PM

    Way to hold your ground with Play detrimental to the league.

  61. tunescribe says: Jan 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    How much extra for a solid kick to the groin? I would’ve chipped in.

  62. claymus1 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    Two very competitive dudes got a little chippy… They already put it away….It aint no thing.

  63. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:13 PM

    Not a skins fan but Sherman is a scumbag. Should have hit him harder and instead of a fine he should get a reward! But as for Sherman, do you expect anything less from a Pete Carol coached player?

  64. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Jan 11, 2013 6:14 PM

    For those calling for criminal charges, most states have a provision in their law for battery/assault, calling for lack of consent to be an element to the crime. “Go ahead and do it then” is giving consent. As long as no “damage” was done, ie, a broken nose, loss of conciousness, knocked out tooth, it is not a crime. Sherman told Williams to punch him, Williams obliged.

  65. skinsfan91 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:16 PM

    How is it a sucker punch when you say you’re going to punch a guy? He says “Do it.” Then you do it. I think that’s the opposite of a sucker punch. Also, Sherman was talking crap to Mike Shanahan, so he was backing his coach.

  66. tindeaux says: Jan 11, 2013 6:18 PM

    willliams should have knocked out of some of sherman’s teeth… since it’s only $8k fine… so might as well.

  67. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:20 PM

    NFL better up that fine because for less then 8 grand, players will line up to punch Sherman in the face.

  68. seahawks4alltime says: Jan 11, 2013 6:32 PM

    For the record, it was an open handed face shove, NOT a punch. Had Williams actually balled up his fist and decked Sherman there would have been at least a one game suspension, and you can bet Sherman’s reaction would have been different.

    And in all honesty, Sherman certainly deserves an open handed shove to the face, and I think he would even admit to that (seeing as he egged Williams on).

  69. cruells says: Jan 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    Roger Goodell has just proven he is a major joke.. Sherman can provoke but Williams should have known better and should get suspended for at least one game without pay.

  70. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    My bad. NFL better up the fine because players will line up to pimp-slap Sherman.

  71. mn2long says: Jan 11, 2013 6:48 PM

    Maybe Williams should appeal the fine base on the face that Sherman told him to do it.

    After all, if he wins, that would be the only thing the Skins are gonna win in the postseason…

  72. blutbaddenbill says: Jan 11, 2013 6:51 PM

    should have kicked the little bastard in the nuts!

  73. allday38 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:53 PM

    Blah, blah, blah, Sherman deserved it. Blah, blah, blah, Sherman is a punk. I’m sure he’d be on here to respond to all you bitter Skins fans but, unlike Williams, he has a game this weekend to prepare for. Enjoy the off-season.
    Go Hawks!!!
    P.S You all wish you had a DB as good as Sherm on your team. You have Hall, kind of the same. You know talks a lot then backs it up, oh wait, Hall doesn’t really back it up does he.

  74. greenngld says: Jan 11, 2013 6:54 PM

    Sherman responded, “Well then do it,”
    —————————
    No he didn’t.

    Why would you leave out the fact he kept calling Williams “boy?” It’s one more word to have an accurate quote, and it totally changes the statement. He disrespected Williams, then did it again, and Williams responded. Good for him. I’d be more impressed if he had his helmet off, but Sherman asked a question.

    He’s a big mouthed moron, but I don’t think he’s a cheater. If anyone needs Adderall, it’s obviously Sherman.

  75. rg3andthensome says: Jan 11, 2013 6:59 PM

    Siverback punched him at the speed of light….Nice shot on a loud mouth punk….Skins did not have the final word, but once we load up on Defense, we will be back with a vengence. 2013 Baby….Feel Better RG3

  76. lanman11 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:08 PM

    Dude is my hero. If they fined him more than that I’d boycott the NFL for life. I’m upset he got fined at all. Sherman should have been fined for being an ultra-douche.

    I’m not a skins fan at all. Just FYI.

  77. bnwpnw says: Jan 11, 2013 7:14 PM

    What a gutless fine by the NFL. After the games this weekend, everyone should gather midfield and just start punching. It’s apparently on sale.

  78. duncanthecat says: Jan 11, 2013 7:23 PM

    For $15,000 Williams could have knocked him to the ground and choked him unconscious.

  79. hawkforlife says: Jan 11, 2013 7:24 PM

    It would be nice if you idiots bad mouthing Sherman had the juice to do it to his face. If you had the chance you’d all back down. All talk like most bullies.

  80. praetorian12 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:28 PM

    Hypocrisy, thy name is Goddell. Sherman backs up his talk, beats the drug test. So you “randomly” test him again, and give T. Williams this sort of slap on the hand? Pathetic. Leave it to Goddell and the NFL to make Sherman look like the victim. Weak, pathetic, lame, petty.

  81. edwinmoses says: Jan 11, 2013 7:47 PM

    rtant2013 says: Jan 11, 2013 5:30 PM

    Haha do you guys calling Williams a punk and what not actually think Trent Williams is scared of Sherman? He’s 3 times his size, that’s like saying a pit bull is scared of a Chihuahua. And Sherman is just like a Chihuahua, yapping off at the mouth continuesly. It’s not a cheap shot if you say your going to hit someone before you do it. Sherman is the one who got off lightly, if Williams would have actually punched him, he probably wouldn’t be playing this week. Sherman was the idiot that got into a guys face who literally just said was going to hit him, if that doesn’t tell you how intelligent Sherman is then something is wrong.
    ——————————————————————————–
    I agree w/ you that T. Williams is def not afraid of Sherman and can easily kick his ass. However, the fact Sherman got in his face after being threatened is smart if anything. The closer he gets the less leverage Williams has to actually deliver power and a knockout punch. Sherman’s no punk, this is the nfl he can’t run away in that situation. Also, in that specific situation Shermans not going to get in a fighting stance before hand, theres nothign Sherman can do but react so it is a cheap shot, plus T.W. is wearing his helmet. So in closing, get a clue.

  82. frmedic007 says: Jan 11, 2013 8:01 PM

    First off, lemme just say it takes a real man to sucker punch someone 100 pounds lighter than you while you’re still wearing a helmet. Trent Williams, that was a b***h move, don’t be a coward, take off your helmet and try that crap on Red Bryant, see how far it gets you.

    Secondly, there seems to be alot of happy Redskins fans about this punch. Don’t you all think it’s kinda pathetic that this is the only thing you can be happy about after that Wild Card game after the Seahawks collectively slapped the taste out of the mouths of the entire Foreskin Nation? Sherman just laughed that weak ass punch off and waved to all you scrubs to beat the traffic.

    Go ahead and applaud this coward Trent Williams, something is going to have to keep you warm during this cold cold offseason in which your franchise QB is sitting in a hospital bed with a knee held together by rubber bands and duct tape. We’ll be laughing at your sorry excuse for a team, sorry excuse for a fan base while you’re fearsome band of spectators fume.

    This coming from a Seahawks fan in DC which I now claim as Seattle number 2 (after seeing the Seahawks flag flying outside of City Hall I can only assume we took this dump over, Mayor Gray should stop making bets he cant win).

  83. kappy32 says: Jan 11, 2013 8:12 PM

    Not a Seahawks fan, but I love Sherman & the way he plays. You know you’re doing your thing the right way when you get an opposing player to smack you in the face after a game. Had Sherman been all talk, like Rex Ryan, only words would’ve been exchanged, as took place between Brandon Jacobs & Rex Ryan, after the X-Mas Eve game in 2011. Someone like Rex embarrasses himself enough by talking with no action that a slap in the face would do nothing. Sherman, on the other hand, talks a big game & backs it up. As for the fine, it’s low in comparison to other fines because Williams is not a repeat offender. Williams, aside from this incident, is an exemplary person on & off the field. That’s what makes Sherman even better; he got a cool-headed guy to lose it because of the talk & whooping he put on the Skins.

    HAIL that, Little Indians.

  84. 3rdstringsuperhero says: Jan 11, 2013 8:24 PM

    Takes a big man to incorrectly report the facts then delete posts that call you on it.
    It’s a shame, I used to respect your writing.

  85. sirdrinksalot says: Jan 11, 2013 8:27 PM

    Richard Sherman is a punk. I wish Williams would have knocked him the F out.

  86. twisteditoff says: Jan 11, 2013 8:31 PM

    skins and there fans need someone to call 911 they need a whambulance and fast

  87. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    All of you Sherman haters, what is your favorite TV dinner in your parents basement? Salisbury Steak or Mac n Cheese?

  88. commonsensedude says: Jan 11, 2013 8:41 PM

    You Seahawks fans are pretty amazing. Bruce Irvin pushes a visibly injured RG3 to the turf ten seconds after the second touchdown play is over. Total cheap shot. But every time someone complains about it, you can’t give enough excuses and thumbs downs in response to the comments.

    Sherman talks trash to Williams after the game is over and gets an open hand to the face. Not a great thing to do but hardly the crime of the century. And you guys go on and on about poor, defenseless Sherman and the injustice that Williams was only fined eight grand (Irvin was fined zero dollars and zero cents).

    Sherman is like a poodle who yapped at a pit bull and got snapped at. Instead of worrying about Williams slapping him, worry about how Sherman is going to keep Roddy White and Julio Jones from getting a couple of hundred yards on his juiced up self.

  89. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:25 PM

    Seahawks were a half game from the #2 seed in the NFC. So Hawks would have been 5th seen regardless due to wins over bears and Vikes. Please get your facts together you sound stupid.

    Maybe trent was mad because after the first 2drives he couldn’t block anyone and was PANCAKED a couple times BY DB’s… Talk about a joke fat boy, out weigh someone by over a 100. And get put on your butt. You shame lineman everywhere!

    Also the video being banned would have had most of you skins fans singing a different tune. Well maybe not, because you are bitter because you not only lost but right back to irrelevance. Sorry your stupid QB lied about being okay and thought he was superman. But the video shows trent walking up to Sherman mugging. What would anybody do or say to someone doing that? Probably the same thing Sherman did.

    Please get it together sorry your franchise was a one hit wonder. Your team in old as dirt besides a couple offensive players and you have no good Draft picks. Sorry you thought RG3 was your savior. SORRY but football is a team sport and one or two players can win games but not consistently. Stop buying old free agents and trading entire drafts away for a couple key players. Do it like the big boys, Draft well, scout well, compete to get better, and stay focused. But you read your news clippings and thought you did something. Turns out YOU DIDNT DO NOTHIN!

    Watch for years as the 2nd youngest team in the league and most depth on the league continues to build towards greatness. While your team tries to cleverly put together the pieces of RG3’s knees.. Good luck you’ll need it.

  90. northbynw27 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:34 PM

    I hope Trent doesn’t punch his TV this weekend when he is watching the Seahawks play from his couch.

  91. ceschatz says: Jan 11, 2013 9:49 PM

    skinsfan6892 January 11, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

    Well worth the fine. Just wish Williams knocked him out
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    bitter much? Being a skins fan, id figure you were used to underachieving.

  92. rodell77 says: Jan 11, 2013 9:55 PM

    Q13 seattle had Sherman mic’ed up for that game and caught the whole incident. Sherman confronted Williams…”.What are you gonna do boy”…..and Williams said I’m gonna……..

  93. norcalseahawkfan says: Jan 11, 2013 10:25 PM

    That was the best shot of the game for the Skins,
    They still lost.
    Redskins go home.
    Seahawks move on.

  94. dieselfan44 says: Jan 11, 2013 10:37 PM

    He didn’t hit him, he mushed him. If he would have hit him he would have knocked his scrawny ass out. Sherman is a bitch.

  95. kcflake says: Jan 11, 2013 10:38 PM

    Richard sherman is a hoe!

  96. bkostela says: Jan 11, 2013 11:03 PM

    Why would you leave out the fact he kept calling Williams “boy?” It’s one more word to have an accurate quote, and it totally changes the statement. He disrespected Williams, then did it again, and Williams responded. Good for him. I’d be more impressed if he had his helmet off, but Sherman asked a question.

    He’s a big mouthed moron, but I don’t think he’s a cheater. If anyone needs Adderall, it’s obviously Sherman.
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    sherman called everyone ‘boy’ numerous times during the post-game festivities. he said it to griffin about three times while he was hugging him. i doubt it was being used as a derogatory term. if pam oliver came over to interview him, he probably would have called her ‘boy’ too.

  97. rukkus1 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:11 PM

    haha sherm owned the skins receivers with his abilities. he owned the whole team and fanbase with his words. let it go. its making you look bad.

  98. jprcox says: Jan 11, 2013 11:39 PM

    Trent is lucky Sherman doesn’t press this further, as actions like this after the game can be prosecuted. This is an assult in the 4th degree per prosecution standards.

    People need to realize Sherman is also letting this go.

  99. duncanthecat says: Jan 12, 2013 12:39 AM

    The weasel takes off his helmet and proceeds to talk smack and dare a guy 100 lbs more than he.

    He got what he deserved. The small fine reflects this. What’s he doing in the middle of the field anyway. This is reserved for head coaches, qb’s and probowlers. Last time I checked Sherman is neither.

    The pecking order for Sherman is to head straight to the locker room, shower and get on the bus. He has been banished by his fellow players for cheating and beating the rap as evidence by his intentionally being not voted to any awards or events.

  100. 9ereddie says: Jan 12, 2013 12:47 AM

    Anyone know where all that fine money goes ?

  101. bauman007 says: Jan 12, 2013 12:50 AM

    Sherman shook it off though, but then again steroids will do that #cheater

  102. seacolt213 says: Jan 12, 2013 1:54 AM

    I love that Skins fans went into last weeks game crying about how cheap and classless the Seahawks are… Meanwhile Sherman gets smacked in the face and has the class to raise his hands, smile and be the bigger man. THEN when they hand down this fine the same Skins fans are all applauding Williams. Hahahahahahahhaaa.

    No wonder we’re referred to as “The good Washington”.

  103. txnative61 says: Jan 12, 2013 2:55 AM

    Hand to the side of his face with a push. Try starting a fight that way in the NHL and everybody’s laughing. Chippy game and Sherman takes pride in being an instigator. Light fine, no offense taken, probably better friends cause you don’t lay down for no “dissen”.

  104. orivar says: Jan 12, 2013 3:49 AM

    Sherman still won in the end. His taunting good bye wave was a lot more classic than William’s hit.

  105. savannahrose44 says: Jan 12, 2013 7:09 AM

    rjkilla says:
    Jan 11, 2013 5:54 PM
    meanwhile sherman gets away with being a cheater and gets touted as the best corner in the league. let’s just forget all that “ability” is the result of steriods. CHEATER

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    There is a big difference between steroids (sherman did not test positive for) and Adderall. Adderall is a psychostimulant in other words it only affects the brain. Steroids are muscle building growth enhancers and testosterone buffs. Richard Sherman is a skinny corner. Clearly he must use steroids? If you are going to take the time to bash a player for cheating at least get your facts straight. By the way Adderall is something they prescribe to children with concentration issues.

    Those of you who are bashing on Sherman only wish he was on your team. Sure he talks, but he backs it up with his play on the field. What better way to get into your opponents head? Those who say he’s a d-bag and such don’t know very much about Sherman at all. He’s actually a really cool guy. It’s not uncommon, for instance, for Sherman to buy to-go dinners at a restaurant, then distribute them to the homeless. Through a Seattle charity last month, he “adopted” an impoverished local family, paying for their Christmas dinner and buying all the presents under their tree. Don’t hate.

  106. cshearing says: Jan 12, 2013 8:40 AM

    No doubt Richardson went over the line and deserves the fine. I would not have blinked at a 1-game suspension either.

    But to say there was “no reason”? That’s simply false. “Whatch’ya going to do, boy?” is a tried and true method of getting clocked. Try walking around downtown and saying that with an attitude and see how long it takes.

    Things do not have to be so black & white, where there is one guy in the right and one in the wrong. The world outside the media rooms is not like that. Both can be wrong, even if one (Richardson) is more wrong than the other.

  107. edwinmoses says: Jan 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    bkostela says: Jan 11, 2013 11:03 PM

    sherman called everyone ‘boy’ numerous times during the post-game festivities. he said it to griffin about three times while he was hugging him. i doubt it was being used as a derogatory term. if pam oliver came over to interview him, he probably would have called her ‘boy’ too.
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    Sherman uses the term “boy” like Italians use the word “fuh getta about it”. It has many meanings, and in this case, Sherman meant it as deragatory.

  108. Gaz says: Jan 12, 2013 3:57 PM

    If Trent Williams considers that half assed slap a “punch”, it’s no wonder the o line couldn’t keep their QB healthy this year. I hope they get some better protection for RG3 in the off season.

  109. musicman495 says: Jan 13, 2013 2:41 PM

    I think I liked Sherman best today when he was beaten like a drum by Roddy White and STILL would not shut up.

  110. patsarebetterthanyourteam says: Jan 14, 2013 6:41 AM

    All of you idiots who are claiming Sherman is a steroid using cheater, need to realize that adderall isn’t a steroid… It’s adhd medication.

  111. mrseaballs says: May 18, 2013 3:28 PM

    He should of been suspended from the league and charged in criminal court. Period. You can not walk up and punch somebody in the face anywhere ! And on camera for crying out loud ! What kind of message did law enforcement just send out by not reacting ? It’s ok to attack the other teams players. But of course only if they deserve it. Great.

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