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NFL fines Richard Sherman for unsportsmanlike conduct

Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates after the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman may have a trip to New York booked for Super Bowl XLVIII, but he’ll be a little lighter in the pocket when he does so.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the NFL fined Sherman on Friday for unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of last Sunday’s NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers.

#Seahawks star CB @RSherman_25 was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct for his late-game taunting of @KingCrab15

The ‘taunting’ was likely the least talked about activity regarding Sherman this week, but the NFL didn’t overlook it and hammered down the relatively small fine.

The NFL did not specify as to what action resulted in the fine (if there was a specific one) though I’d be hard pressed to think the league fined Sherman for the slap on Crabtree’s posterior at the end of the game. Rather, it likely stemmed from the ‘choke’ sign Sherman ran around the field displaying.

Regardless, I’m sure it’s a fine he’d pay over and over again if needed.

Topics: Michael Crabtree, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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  • JoeinClemmons

    He does not have “a trip to New York” planned (for the Super Bowl), he has a trip to New JERSEY planned. Not only will the game be played in East Rutherford, New Jersey…but the teams will fly in and out of Newark Liberty Airport. Last time I looked, both East Rutherford and Newark were cities in NJ.

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