New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman $7,875 for taunting and unsportsmanlike conduct after their NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Sherman knocked away a pass intended for 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone with seconds to play in the fourth quarter and the ball wound up in the hands of Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith to seal Seattle’s 23-17 win.
After the play, Sherman left his celebrating teammates, approached Crabtree and drew a flag for taunting.
Sherman stuck out his hand and said “helluva game, helluva game” to Crabtree, who responded by shoving Sherman in the facemask. Crabtree was not fined.
The two players reportedly have had disagreements in the past and they’ll get a chance to renew acquaintances at least twice next season.