The 25-year-old cornerback, who stole the show at the NFC championship for his 4th quarter heroics and his post-game rant, had a discussion with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll to be weary of going the Kanye route.
“I apologize for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates,” Sherman told ESPN’s Ed Werder. “That was not my intent.”
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll later offered his own take on Sherman’s instantly iconic interview with Fox’s Erin Andrews.
“This is a very emotional kid, and this is what drives him,” Carroll said Monday. “And I understand that. We did sit down and talk about it because I want him to present himself in his best light. He’s an incredible kid. … So when he puts out those kind of thoughts he has to know what he’s saying and understand.”
The San Francisco 49ers had one last shot to score with roughly 30 seconds left in the game when quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a shot at the end zone to his receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman deflected the ball allowing for teammate Michael Smith to intercept the ball and give the Seahawks their first Super Bowl appearance since 2006.
Sherman’s post-game interview with Erin Andrews became an instant Internet sensation, sparking comedic memes and a bit of racial overtones as well.
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