Richard Sherman denies existence of “boycott” while reiterating intention to not speak

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman disagrees with the perception that he’s boycotting the media. While he engages in what can only be described as a boycott of the media.

Possibly in response to the PFT item that uses the “B” word in the headline, Sherman said this on Twitter: “Hahaha I’m boycotting? I sat at my locker and Liz [Mathews of 710 ESPN] was the only person to ask anything. I understand that I can write my own story.”

Apparently, the question Liz Mathews asked was, “Are you speaking today?” The answer was, “No.”

So, technically, he didn’t boycott the media. He answered the threshold question regarding whether he had anything to say.

If I have something to say then I will write it myself,” Sherman added. “But as Denzel said for them ‘it’s about being 1st not necessarily being right.'”

If Richard wants to play the #fakenews card, that’s his prerogative. But this isn’t about anyone rushing to print with a story that wasn’t true. This is about Richard objecting to the criticism of his words and actions during and after last month’s win over the Rams regarding objections to offensive play-calling and a threat to ruin the career of a reporter who apparently was being too aggressive for Richard’s liking.

Whatever label he uses (and it looks, walks, and quacks like a boycott), refusing to talk to the media is a violation of league policy. Eventually, the league will fine him for it. As he knows from his time on the same team with Marshawn Lynch.

27 responses to “Richard Sherman denies existence of “boycott” while reiterating intention to not speak

  1. Damn. Mike Florio sounds extremely annoyed. I guess Sherman’s silence is working then?

    If he talks, he gets crucified for it. They did for the last two weeks.

    If he avoids the media….. well this article is a perfect example.

    So next step for Sherman should be hiring Beastmode as his spokesperson. Media will lose it.

  2. I Absolutely LOVE this guy, Richard Sherman. He is brilliant, knows his rights, is not afraid to speak out and is the NFL Power Trust’s worst nightmare. AND, he’s a great football player. Not just lucky Seahawks, lucky NFLPA.

  3. Huge ‘hawks fan and love Richard “The Cornerback”. Jim Moore, Seattle PI reporter, who questioned Richard about his antics is a great well rounded reporter who writes about everything under sun. His questions were not out of line, Richard’s answers and behavior on the sidelines in the Lambs game was out of line. Richard, you have a masters degree in 4 years from Stanford and you are a very bright young man. Please stop your childish behavior, please stop embarrassing our team and act like the great person we know you can be.

  4. Hey, I’m just calling, again, to repeat what I said on all the messages I left you, that I’m not speaking to you, cos I got better things to do with my ti.. Hey! Did you just hang up on me? ME! Hello?

  5. He needs his trap wired shut and then sent on a vacation in the middle of the pacific ocean in a 16 foot boat with a long straw.

  6. “Whatever label he uses (and it looks, walks, and quacks like a boycott), refusing to talk to the media is a violation of league policy. Eventually, the league will fine him for it. As he knows from his time on the same team with Marshawn Lynch.”

    That couple of sentences concluding the post, MF, says it all. Just wait. When it gets him in the wallet, he will change tactics. If Sherman thinks the story is not right, let him speak with the specific reporter who either misquoted or mis-related the incident.

  7. Honestly, even though I’m a Seahawks fan, I’m tired of this guy. Yes, he’s smart, but he’s thin skinned and tries to sound smarter than he actually is. The fact that he has a masters in communication and he sucks at communicating is so ironic…or the waste of a good education. Either way, I’m enjoying him not talking. He tried to say it was a privilege to interview him…lol…what a head case.

  8. He saw all the attention the Marshawn Lynch got with that act, and decided that he would like that attention too. And hey, it’s working.

  9. I don’t know what you media people want from these guys.

    You criticize them if they don’t speak or give canned replies and you criticize them when they speak their mind.

  10. We’ve seen this show plenty of times. “Hey, are you listening to me? I’m not talking to you!” It never works out well for the player, because it is player vs media not medium. And media folk stick together at lot tighter than players do.

    I love his passion for the game and life in general, I love his effort, I love his skills (his tackling ability is all-time great for a CB, in my opinion), but geez man please spit into the wind AFTER in the off-season, not on the eve of the playoffs.

  11. Sherman is not noted to have anything smart, wise, insightful, clever or funny to say. Just another cliche jock with an outsized ego who is uncomfortable in his own skin.

  12. There was a time when I found Richard “Dick” Sherman interesting, but that time passed long ago.

    He’s become a weird caricature of what he’s striving to be, sort of like Dennis Rodman did.

  13. Don’t worry media guys Sherman can not keep his mouth shut for long. He needs to attention. Just like the little kid that throws tantrums. This tantrum will be over soon. Unless the seachickens get bounced week 1. Then we will be done with him until fall.

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