Richard Sherman: The Exception

I don’t think I could’ve said it any better than Huffington Post’s Innovation Team member Issac Saul. Give Richard Sherman a break. As far as I’m concerned, he earned every bit to speak his mind and own the field. Okay, I can admit that he has a temper and says things at the wrong time, but don’t we all have flaws? He just wants to be heard. He wants to be competitive and he wants to make a name for himself. What’s wrong is that people feel they can talk about anyone and disrespect those who’ve advanced in life. He wasn’t GIVEN the opportunity to become an NFL player, He WORKED hard and EARNED that position. What are you doing that’s relevant to his career field? Nonetheless, read an excerpt from Issac Saul’s point of view below:

“”I’m the best corner[back] in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you going to get.” –Richard Sherman

That’s the quote that got America talking. The man behind it was Seattle Seahawks all-pro defensive back Richard Sherman, a guy whose mouth is about the only thing louder than his game. In the moments after Sherman’s post-game interview, Twitter exploded. People called him everything from a “thug” to a “disgrace,” and even Justin Verlander – a professional pitcher for the Detroit Tigers – suggested that Sherman would get “high and tight” fastballs if he were in the MLB. On top of that, tweets and memes like the one below spread like wildfire.”


He continues:

“Firstly, we’re talking about a 25-year-old who came out of the streets of Compton, California. Sherman graduated from one of the worst school districts in the United States, one that boasts a high-school graduation rate of 57 percent. In a country where 68 percent of all federal and state inmates are lacking a high school diploma, you could say Sherman avoided a horrifying fate. But to say he “got lucky” or “escaped” would be foolhardy. He didn’t “just graduate,” either. He finished with a 4.2 GPA, second in his class, and went on to Stanford University, one of the most prestigious places to get an education in the entire world. He busted out in a rocket ship. He went from a world of gang violence and drugs to everything that Palo Alto and Stanford University represent.”


My Favorite Part:

“Last night, when Richard Sherman went on his rant to Erin Andrews, most of America thought they were learning about the arrogance of another NFL player. But in reality, what Richard Sherman did was teach us about ourselves. He taught us that we’re still a country that isn’t ready for lower-class Americans from neighborhoods like Compton to succeed. We’re still a country that can’t decipher a person’s character. But most of all, he taught us that no matter what you overcome in your life, we’re still a country that can’t accept someone if they’re a little louder, a little prouder, or a little different from the people we surround ourselves with. In the words of the great Richard Sherman, there is only one question: You mad, bro?”


Richard Sherman is the truth and America better get used to it!!! To read the entire article click here: What Richard Sherman Taught Us About America. Let me know what you think!


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