Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t deliver any fireworks during a one-on-one interview with ESPN’s Josina Anderson that aired Sunday, instead reiterating much of what he told local reporters last month about his relationship with Russell Wilson and that he thinks reports of conflict with the team are overblown, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.
As transcribed by ESPN, Sherman said his relationship with Wilson is “professional” and that as teammates they are “phenomenal,” an answer that came in response to a question about an ESPN article in May that said Sherman and some others on defense have felt Wilson is held to a different standard.
“We’re pros,” Sherman said. “We hang out from time to time. We get along. Everybody gets along. But is my relationship with Russell the same as it is with Doug (Baldwin)? Or the same as it is with Bobby (Wagner)? No. But is his relationship with me the same as it is with (Tyler Lockett) or (Justin) Britt? It’s just different dynamics. But as teammates, we’re phenomenal.”
Sherman said again that he thinks the reports are the media trying to create a story.
“Every single person on every single team doesn’t hang out,” Sherman said. “I don’t see anybody getting mad that Tom (Brady) isn’t hanging out with (New England cornerback and teammate) Malcolm Butler. Like, ‘Hey Tom, you and Malcolm Butler hang out? You guys don’t? Hmm … what’s going on there?’ You know what I mean? What are we talking about here? They’re trying to create a story that isn’t there.”