Richard Sherman was more than a little heated in the moments after his Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship game when Erin Andrews caught up with him, making for a wild interview.
Sherman had been battling with San Francisco 49ers wide receivers all game, down to the final play where he broke up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree that led to an interception. Afterward Sherman sprinted over to Crabtree, giving him a slap on the backside and sharing a few words before Crabtree finally pushed him away.
It was only a few minutes later that Erin Andrews caught up with Sherman, who was still heated.
“Well I’m the best corner in the game,” he yelled. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get! Don’t you ever talk about me!”
As Richard Sherman was yelling, Erin Andrews grew visibly uncomfortable. As she was trying to ask who was talking about him, Sherman bounced out and Erin was forced to throw the interview back to the booth.
Sherman has been known to wear his emotions on his sleeve, however. Last year he insulted ESPN talk show host Skip Bayless during an interview.
“Whenever you refer to me, whenever you speak to me, whenever you address me, address me as All-Pro Stanford graduate because those are some accomplishments you will aspire to but never accomplish,” Sherman shot at Bayless. “You have never accomplished anything.”
Before the game, Richard Sherman brushed off suggestions that he is a sports villain or too exuberant with his play.
“A lot of people take it as I want to be controversial or something like that,” Sherman said. “Nah. It (football) is just a game. It should be fun.”
The emotions from the big win didn’t last long for Richard Sherman. A few minutes after the Erin Andrews interview, a much calmer Sherman took the microphone and thanked his teammates and the Seattle Seahawks fans.