Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman protests Marshawn Lynch fine rather uniquely
Jared Sperli stashed this in football
I forgot they had played together at Stanford.
You can watch the video of all of it below, as Sherman brought along teammate Doug Baldwin and a Baldwin cutout figure to state, among other things, that forcing players to play two games in five days is hypocritical given the league’s stance on player safety, and also called out the NFL’s stance on what players can and cannot endorse.
He also managed to drop in references to just about every company he endorses during the roughly 2 minutes, 20-second skit/statement.
Among other things, Sherman noted what he called the hypocrisy of the NFL telling players not to endorse alcohol “yet a beer sponsor is their biggest sponsor.”
Later, Sherman said: “It’s fine to use your time in the NFL to use your time to speak about something you care about because then you don’t get fined $100,000. You don’t get fined at all for this. This is how they want us to talk, right? They want us to advertise, right Doug?”
Baldwin, who was kneeling behind a podium and behind a cardboard figure of himself, responded “sounds about right to me.”
At another point, Baldwin said: “Speaking of health, how do you feel about the NFL making you play two games in five days?”
Said Sherman: “Oh my gosh. Jeez. I almost didn’t realize that, because they’ve been talking about player safety so much. And two games in five days, it doesn’t seem like you care about players’ safety. It’s a little bit much for me.”
The two played together at Stanford before each joined the Seahawks in 2011.