After an offseason when Richard Sherman was placed on the trade block, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has refuted the notion of a deteriorating relationship between the club and their star cornerback.
Sherman earned his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl nod, but his season was marred by controversy. He openly ripped into head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for their playcalling during a Dec. 15 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Sherman then threatened to revoke a reporter’s credential when he asked Sherman about the incident.
It didn’t stop there, however. In May, Sherman emerged as the central component of a bombshell story that alleged he’d thrown numerous tantrums since losing Super Bowl XLIX and hurled expletives at Russell Wilson in practice.
Sherman, Michael Bennett, and a handful of Seahawks denied the veracity of the story.
“We were never, ever in a bad place,” Schneider said on 710 ESPN Seattle, per Bob Condotta from the Seattle Times.
Both parties have moved on, focusing on the upcoming season, although recent history suggests Schneider may not be altogether truthful regarding Sherman.
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