Richard Sherman has never be one to shy away from expressing his opinion, even if no one asked for it. So this week, when he was asked about running back Chris Carson’s ankle injury, he decided it would be a good time to complain about NFL fans and their love of fantasy football and gambling.
This new rant comes on the heels of Sherman railing against the NFL injury report last week for basically existing merely for gambling purposes. (Which, of course, it is, despite what the NFL claims.)
On Sunday, Sherman had this to say…
“I think a lot of people, a lot of fans out there have looked at players even less like people because of fantasy football and things like that,” Sherman said. “You go and say, ‘Oh man, this guy got hurt.’
“You’re not thinking, ‘Hey man, this guy got hurt — he’s really physically hurt and he’s going to take time to recover and it’s probably going to affect his mental state and his physical state and now he has a long, rigorous rehab.’ You’re thinking, ‘Oh, man, he’s messing up my fantasy team.’
“And I think that’s why you see the frustration from a lot of players saying they don’t care about your fantasy team,” Sherman continued. “They don’t care about how it affects your fantasy team because these are real players, this is real life. This is real life and this is their real job and that’s affecting their well-being.”