Richard Sherman has become quite the spokesman. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback might have a future in office when his football days are done — NFL league office that is.
Sherman took the NFL to task, once again, on their stance on celebrations and domestic violence.
“I think if the NFL had its way, we would all be robots,” Sherman wrote in a piece for The Players’ Tribune. “We would all be perfect human beings off the field so that the league would never have to deal with another (public relations) nightmare and everybody would smile and nod and hand the ball over to the official after a touchdown or a big play.”
Sherman noted the NFL’s strict celebration rules have played a role in the league’s decline in ratings.
In his column, the corner was vocal about the NFL’s rules and regulations for domestic violence.
“While it’s difficult to apply discipline in cases of domestic violence, it’s impossible to do so when there is no clear policy or standard, which the league does not have,” Sherman said. “The reality is that the league says that there is no place for domestic violence in the NFL. Its actions in the most recent cases, however, simply haven’t reflected that. This is just another reason why players don’t have a lot of trust in the league. The league says one thing — like how seriously it takes domestic violence — but when it comes time to act, it does another.”
Seattle’s cornerback wasn’t done there. Sherman even went as far as to say that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should relinquish some of his power.
“The commissioner simply has too much power,” Sherman stated.
Sherman doesn’t shy away from sensitive or controversial topics and seems to always explain himself. A role in the league office might suit him well when he retires.