The rant heard round the world…
Richard Sherman, a Stanford graduate in communications and Seatttle Seahawks cornerback, went off on 49er Michael Crabtree after the team’s victory in the NFC championship last week.
Now he’s being fined.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Seahawks cornerback has been fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting.
After his pass deflection led to the game-sealing interception by linebacker Malcolm Smith, Sherman sprinted to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offered a handshake. Crabtree responded to the mocking treatment by shoving Sherman in the facemask.
Sherman also flashed a “choke” gesture in the direction of Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sherman was penalized by officials for the behavior.
The fine is not related to Sherman’s now iconic postgame interview with Erin Andrews that took place minutes later.