Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman's boisterous rant on live TV was uncalled for and not suitable for children to hear, according to sportscaster Jared Max, a former 1050 ESPN New York host.
"I would not want my child certainly to see this and emulate this kind of behavior," Max told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"It says more … about who we are as a society than just him per se."
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After Sherman, who is known as one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, made a stunning defensive play near the end of the NFC Championship game vs. the San Francisco 49ers that sealed his team’s trip to the Super Bowl, he excitedly shouted to Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews:
“I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like [the 49ers’ Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you are going to get! Don’t you even talk about me!”
“Who was talking about you?” Andrews asked.
"Crabtree! Don’t open your mouth about the best or I’m going to shut it for you real quick!" Sherman shot back.
He later apologized after Twitter lit up with complaints.
"The guy just sent his team into the Super Bowl with a huge interception and boom, they stick a camera in his face immediately. No cooling off period, no nothing, you get the star of the game. That's what happened," Max said.
"People.. who didn't know Richard Sherman already, [have come to realize he is a] Stanford grad, smart guy, and also a guy who likes to shout out. Well OK, in football, you're basically like a killer without a weapon."
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