Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman reiterated his dislike for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the premiere episode of American Muscle on July 9.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman still doesn't like San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Sherman expresses his dislike for Crabtree in the premiere episode of "American Muscle" on July 9, per USA Today's Erik Brady:
"Richard Sherman appears on tonight's debut episode of American Muscle on the Discovery Channel (9 p.m. ET) and he takes us right back to that tiff with Michael Crabtree near the end of the NFC title game.
"'It's much more of just I don't like the dude,' Sherman says in the episode, which was viewed early by For The Win. 'You know what I'm saying. And I think he's sorry. So it's really what it comes down to.'
"Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, tipped a pass intended for Crabtree, the San Francisco 49ers receiver, and the pass was intercepted, sealing the Seahawks' trip to the Super Bowl. Sherman famously ranted to Erin Andrews about Crabtree moments later.
"'It's just about him, it's just about Crabtree,' Sherman says on tonight's show.
"'It's not going to be something that goes away. I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out. There's not much else I can say about the subject. Nobody will understand it but him and me. That's all that needs to understand.'"
Sherman also talks about the NFL draft in the show, according to Brady's colleague, Nina Mandell:
"In 'American Muscle,' a new reality show following a well-known trainer set to air on the Discovery Channel on Wednesday, Richard Sherman opens up about the butterflies he still gets while playing and the secrets to the NFL draft.
"The draft process is not an exact science by any means and they miss great players all the time,' he said, pointing to the Mets. It's produced by 'Funny or Die' and was announced late last year.
"Sherman, who endures a few awkward minutes of jokes about his infamous postgame interview when he first comes into the gym, is the first of a group of A-list athletes which includes Nick Swisher, Baron Davis and Ndamukong Suh slated to appear on the show.
"'I remember being hungry,' Sherman told NFL draft prospect Vladimir Emilien. 'I remember my bank account being negative 40 and so I never forget that. I never forget being at the bottom and what it took to get out of that.'
"Sherman had spoken about being overlooked before even vaulting into one of the most well-known NFL players in the country -- he's said that he can name all of the defensive backs drafted ahead of him in 2011 and unsurprisingly uses that as motivation.
"He also spoke about the butterflies he still feels whenever he suits up.
"'Everybody get them, I don't think they ever go away. If that go away you lost the love of the game,' he said. 'But the point to you is to relax out there, once you find your zone, you'll find your confidence, you'll find your place, god willing you get your shot."
Sherman signed a four-year, $56 million extension with the Seahawks last May 7. The deal includes $40 million in guaranteed money, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the league, per NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Sherman is entering his fourth NFL season and has amassed 167 tackles, 1.0 sack four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 20 interceptions, according to ESPN stats.
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