As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, cornerback Richard Sherman is getting fined for taunting and unsportsmanlike conduct in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. Sherman has been the topic of a media circus after making famous post game comments about himself and 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
USA Today is reporting Sherman is being fined $7, 875 dollars by the NFL for giving the chock sign to San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he made the crucial pass deflection that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith. The pass was intended for Crabtree, but Sherman made a terrific play on the ball to swat it away and into his teammate's arms which clinched the 23-17 win for the Seahawks, sending them to the Super Bowl.
After Sherman made the play, he went to shake Crabtree's hand and was pushed away. That is when he made the choke sign. Shortly after the game, he made his fired up comments to Fox's Erin Andrews about being the best cornerback in the game and taking a shot at Crabtree for being "sorry" and "mediocre".
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