NFL fines Seattle’s Richard Sherman for taunting

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 24, 2014
By Quand Thomas


(CNN) — The NFL has fined Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman $7,875 for taunting tied to the recent NFC Championship game, a league spokesperson said Friday.

The NFL official did not specify whether the fine stemmed from an on-the-field or off-the-field infraction.

That includes whether it has any relation to Sherman’s interview with a Fox sideline reporter after the game, in which he boasted to being “the best” and maligned one of his San Francisco 49ers opponents.

Those remarks, made shortly after Seattle wrapped up its victory, soon became national news as many fans and commentators derided what they characterized as Sherman’s poor sportsmanship.

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