RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ripped into the NFL on Thursday, questioning the league’s officiating and saying the decline in television ratings is due in part to the league simply not being fun anymore.
Sherman touched on a number of topics, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, but most of his ire was directed at officiating.
Sherman was critical of the calls after Seattle’s 25-20 loss to New Orleans last Sunday. The Seahawks were flagged for 11 penalties versus just two for the Saints.
He said at one point, “We probably lead the league in NFL apologies the next day.”
As for the ratings decline, Sherman says players are allowed to show they are having fun in other leagues, but the NFL has regulated that element out of the game.