during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.
credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Richard Sherman continues to be the lead story approaching the end of Super Bowl media week, even trumping what could be Peyton Manning’s final chance at winning a second Lombardi Trophy.
Sherman’s brash post-game interview earned him equal parts praise and contempt from those who watched as he proclaimed himself to be the best corner in the game on live television – mere moments after tipping Colin Kaepernick’s last shot into the arms of teammate Malcolm Smith.
In the days since, Sherman has become a household name, and as a result, has had to answer questions from all angles, like how he feels about being called a “thug” after his iconic interview, a label he feels seems to be a more accepted form of the N-word.
Nationals pitcher Drew Storen has known Sherman for some time, he told The Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh, and even had classes with them, as they overlapped as scholarship athletes at Stanford.
“That’s him, and I really don’t have a problem with any of it,” he said of the high-attention post-game interview.
“I think it’s great because I like the competitiveness of it,” Storen said. “It’s easy for people to forget that guys are out on the field competing and there’s a lot more that goes into it than what you just see.
“Those guys are out there putting their lives and bodies on the line all night, just killing each other, and for him to be fired up right after the game, he should be. He was still professional about it: he didn’t cuss, he didn’t do anything like that, so I loved it, but that’s just me.”