Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman apologized for verbally attacking San Francisco 49ers running back Michael Crabtree in his first national television appearance since exploding at a sideline reporter after winning the Super Bowl qualifying game.
Sherman was interviewed by Erin Andrews while leaving the field and launched into a rant on live tv accusing Crabtree of belittling his abilities.
He said: ‘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.’
In an interview with CNN, a composed Sherman apologized for the tirade while also condemning those that blamed his behavior on race – especially so close to Martin Luther King Jr Day.