Richard Sherman once started a viral war after trolling Tom Brady on twitter when the Seahawks beat the Patriots in 2012, but now, the All-Pro corner has Brady’s back when it comes to his ‘DeflateGate’ suspension.
Sherman talked to USA Today Sports’ Jarrett Bell, and focused on the NFL’s double standard when it comes to punishing players and owners:
“You’re fining players more than you’re fining organizations?” Sherman told USA TODAY Sports, comparing the team discipline to the roughly $2 million in lost salary Brady currently faces due to a four-game suspension.
“That should bring up some red flags. But nobody’s talking about that.”
“Last year, Jim Irsay got fined what, 500 grand?” Sherman said, referring to the Indianapolis Colts owner, who was suspended for six games and fined $500,000 as discipline for his misdemeanor DUI case.
“Owners can only be fined so much. There’s a cap. And Brady gets fined (roughly $2 million). Whether the crimes are the same or not, a suspension is a suspension, a fine is a fine. Game checks.”
In no way is Sherman wrong, as the cases he brought up have been questioned by many in the past few years. He’s also never shy in calling out the league, which was evident when he performed a skit with Doug Baldwin during a press conference last season.