Jan. 1, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback (25) Richard Sherman prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman Calls Out Jim Harbaugh for Poor Sportsmanship


We all know that Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman loves to talk trash, and Sunday night was no exception after the Seahawks beat up the rival San Francisco 49ers 29-3 at home.

After the game was over, Sherman ran over to 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh, his former coach at Stanford. Sherman tapped Harbaugh on the back, then quickly jogged away. Harbaugh glanced back and said something to Sherman.

It wasn’t a very formal exchange, but apparently Sherman didn’t like Harbaugh’s behavior.

“I told him good job, good game, but he didn’t give me nothing back,” Sherman told the NFL Network. “I guess sportsmanship doesn’t go both ways.”

Harbaugh, meanwhile, claims that he did congratulate Sherman along with Doug Baldwin on the win.

“I didn’t realize it was him until he was moving in the other direction,” Harbaugh said. “He came up and patted me on the back, and I congratulated him and same with Doug (Baldwin) and I congratulate the Seahawks, they played a hell of a game.”

Of course, this was just one of the many postgame sound bites that Sherman provided.

“There are a lot of pundits and ignorant idiots who thought, ‘Oh, the Seahawks are gonna lose this game.’ Well, please, please don’t doubt us again,” Sherman told NBC’s Michelle Tafoya. “Every time you doubt us, you look stupid.”

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  • Mark Gretz

    I said I wouldn’t comment on Shermheads asinine rants anymore, BUT……… I blame the network, I blame the press trying to create drama going along with this statement about the sportsmenship. Ms. Tafoya decided that it would be better ratings to let Sherm talk out the side of his neck, and make up a story just to uphold the animosity that he has. It was quite clear in the video, that what actually happend and what was proclaimed by Shermhead was completely different. He snuck up and tapped Harbaugh on the ASS and immediately turned and jogged off the different direction. It was clear that it was yet another attempt to discredit JH, and make him out to be the bad guy.