Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) on the sidelines during the 2nd half against the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman call’s out Jim Harbaugh’s sportsmanship


Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played college football at Stanford under then head coach Jim Harbaugh. Sunday, the Seahawks and Sherman took on the San Francisco 49ers led by his former coach, Jim Harbaugh. Sherman tried to go up to his former coach and give him the usual “good job, good game.”

When he did though, Harbaugh gave him the cold shoulder. In an interview with NFL Media’s Michelle Beisner on Sunday night Sherman shared the tale.

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

It could’ve been that cold shoulder that led to Sherman’s bragging in the interview, which really wasn’t all that self-indulgent as it sounds. He praised his teammates and gave them the credit for their play during the game and was quick to compliment 49ers players Vernon Davis, Anquan Boldin, and Kyle Williams.

But he did want to make sure that everyone knew where the Seattle Seahawks stand after a 29-3 victory over the NFC’s defending champions.

“There’s levels to this game,” Sherman said. “And I think we showed that we’re on another level.”

Harbaugh tells the tale differently.

“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.”

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  • gymviking

    “It could’ve been that cold shoulder that led to Sherman’s bragging in the interview,” I very sincerely doubt that. He was doing enough dancing and preening on the field to give me the feeling that he was quite in a celebratory mood. Well, good for him. They won this round.