Taunting costs Sherman $7,875
RENTON, Wash. – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 by the NFL for taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game Sunday against San Francisco.
That’s the standard amount for unsportsmanlike conduct fines.
Sherman tipped a pass in the final seconds that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith in the end zone. After the play, which secured Seattle’s spot in the Super Bowl, Sherman made a choke gesture directed at San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sherman was penalized on the play. He was fined for the choke sign, not for approaching 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after the play.
Sherman, of course, then went on live television and gave an fiery interview with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews that dominated Super Bowl talk this week.
• Running back Marshawn Lynch (knee) and receiver Doug Baldwin (hip) didn’t practice this week after getting banged up against San Francisco. Coach Pete Carroll said both would play in the Super Bowl.
• Receiver Percy Harvin won’t have limitations in the Super Bowl. “He’ll be fully involved,” Carroll said.
• Carroll strongly suggested that James Carpenter and Paul McQuistan will rotate at left guard in the Super Bowl. Those two split most of the snaps at left guard this season, but rookie Michael Bowie stepped in and started against New Orleans in the divisional round.