Richard Sherman fined almost $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct

Richard Sherman fined almost $8,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct

(WOIO) - By now anybody who hasn't been living under a rock has seen the post-game interview given by Richard Sherman after his Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game earning their ticket to the Super Bowl.

However, before the post-game interview, Sherman was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting after the final 49ers offensive play. After the play, Sherman left his teammates and approached 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and was flagged for taunting.

The league has confirmed on Friday that Sherman was fines $7,875 for the unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting penalties.

Sherman stuck out his hand to Crabtree and said "helluva game" which prompted Crabtree to shove Sherman in his facemask. Crabtree has not been fined for those actions. The two players have had confrontations in the past, and will likely have at least one more confrontation, as the two teams play each other twice next season.

The Seahawks will leave Sunday for New York to gear up for the Super Bowl on February 2nd against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

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