Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) gets shoved in the face by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) while trying to shake hands after an interception by Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (not pictured) during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Richard Sherman, Michael Crabtree mic’d up for SoundFX


Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree had a little exchange at the end of the NFC Championship Game that led to an epic rant from Sherman, but we have all been waiting to hear the audio of what went down.

Sherman was mic’d up for the NFL Network and the footage finally aired on Thursday night. Sherman had said that he simply went over to congratulate Crabtree on a good game before getting shoved in the face by Crabtree, and it turns out that Sherman’s side of the story was true.

You can view their encounter from NFL Network’s SoundFX below:


Tags: Michael Crabtree Richard Sherman San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

  • hmp49

    Sherman’s comment to Crabtree at the end of the game was (mic’ed up):

    “Helluva of a game…helluva a game”

    If you listen to it, it didn’t seem like Sherman was being sarcastic. It was Crabtree’s bad attitude, shoving Sherman in the face, that set Sherman off.

    But just like during the game, the one who swings last is the one who draws the penalty.

    • aspenlake

      I think we need to consider the bad blood between the two prior to the game when sizing up the incident. They had a run in last summer which almost led to a fight. Sherman threatened to get back at Crabtree. Simply stated, they don’t like one another. It was for that reason that Crabtree pushed him away. He thought Sherman was being insincere. I would have felt the same way.

      • hmp49

        Bad blood between them?

        You mean what started with Crabtree trying to start a fight in Arizona at Larry Fitzgerald’s charity event in August when Sherman went to shake his hand?

        I don’t care what you or the low life Crabtree thought, any normal person can listen to the audio (available at nflnetwork) and come to their own conclusion. It’s clear Sherman was not being sarcastic.