By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Richard Sherman went from quietly being one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL to becoming a controversial star instantly in the league after he gave a rather passionate interview just minutes after he helped the Seattle Seahawks get the turnover they needed to beat the San Francisco 49ers and get their chance at the upcoming Super Bowl.
Sherman says his comments about wide receiver Michael Crabtree were a result of a previous run in they had before the game, but his passion was mistaken by ignorant people as “thug” behavior. Nevermind that he is from Compton and managed to nab a degree from Stanford with a 3.9 GPA.
Even LeBron James thinks it’s outrageous that some of Sherman’s critics are calling him a thug for his emotional interview with Erin Andrews.
LeBron defended the NFL player and called out those who are ignorantly labeling him a thug for being a little too passionate on the football field. He tweets (read from bottom to top):