Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, right, stands beside a cardboard cutout of wide receiver Doug Baldwin, at podium, while speaking at the Seahawks headquarters Tuesday, Nov.25, 2014, in Renton, Wash. Baldwin himself was hiding behind the cardboard cutout. The pair put together a routine that took digs at the NFL after teammate Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 by the league last week for not speaking to the media. (AP Photo/Tim Booth)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, along with teammate Doug Baldwin, had some fun with the media in a Nov. 25 appearance.
Sherman appeared in the team’s media room alongside a cardboard cutout of Baldwin and discussed the hypocritical policies that the NFL has toward players’ public comments.
The gag came after the league fined Seahawks running back $100,000 for not speaking to the media.
A bit of their routine follows:
Sherman: “You know the other day, Marshawn Lynch got fined $100,000. Did you know that? They wouldn’t have paid him $100,000 if he had talked . Doug, do you think they would have paid him?”
Baldwin: “No, they sure would not.”
Sherman: “Geez, Louise. But you know who pays me a lot of money? Beats by Dre, the wonderful headphones I wear. But the league doesn’t let me say anything about them. Doug, why is that?”
Baldwin: “I don’t know. Sounds kind of hypocritical to me.”
Sherman: “Sounds a little hypocritical to me. It seems like we’re in a league where they say, players, please don’t endorse any alcohol…but yet a beer sponsor is their biggest sponsor.”
After their parody, Sherman and Baldwin walked off laughing without answering questions media in attendance. Sherman later apologized to reporters.
The NFL had not fined or punished the two players as of Nov. 26.