Roger Goodell: 'I want Richard Sherman to represent himself in the best possible way'

Thursday January 23rd, 2014

Sherman Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been in the news after his postgame interview. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty)

Richard Sherman has dominated headlines this week, thanks both to his NFC Championship-clinching deflection and his heated postgame interview with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews in which he called out 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

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Sherman's comments elicited plenty of responses online, including 8.5 million interactions on Facebook. During an appearance on CBS This Morning, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked to react to Sherman's interview:

“It’s an emotional game, and you see a young man who comes off the field and he’s pumped up, and there’s so much excitement in the stadium," Goodell said. "But, no, I’m not cheering for that because he’s a great young man, he’s extremely well spoken, does great things off the field, obviously a great player on the field. I want him to present himself in the best possible way, and make sure that he’s reflecting on himself and his family in a positive way. He took away a little bit from the team. That was what he said yesterday. I thought that was a very interesting comment and I think it’s fair."
Sherman is all over the news cycle already, and the Super Bowl media circus hasn't even fully descended yet.

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