Richard Sherman

Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Richard Sherman Deal 'Deserved,' 'Part Of The Game'

Richard Sherman addresses a news conference at the team's headquarters in Renton. Sherman signed a four-year contract extension Wednesday, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Seahawks star Richard Sherman is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL after signing a $57 million, four-year contract extension this week.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel doesn't question the amount of the salary, but wonders what it might do to Sherman's performance on the field.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Seahawks Surprises: Tough 2014 Schedule, Sherman Honored, Wilson To Divorce

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson drops back as Seahawks' Robert Turbin runs a pattern against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

It may be baseball season, but Seahawks fans are already thinking about football this fall. That's because the 2014 NFL schedule came out this week, but that's not the only reason.

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Sports with Art Thiel
5:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Seahawks' Sherman Speaks Out, Tries To Move On

Seahawks' Richard Sherman speaks during a news conference Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, in Renton. The Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is doing damage control. He sparked quite a controversy with his emotional outburst live on FOX-TV Sunday, mere minutes after he made the play that gave the Seahawks the win over the 49ers and sent them to the Super Bowl.

It's being called the rant heard around the world. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it was also refreshing.

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Football Fever
9:55 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not

Richard Sherman off the football field.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Post-game interviews of NFL players are almost always predictable and boring. They go something like this:

Reporter: "Congratulations. How did you guys turn the game around?"

Player: "One play at a time. The team stuck together. We worked hard. The good Lord was with us. The fans were great. Hi, Mom!"

In 20 seconds Sunday night on Fox-TV, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave one of the most memorable post-game interviews ever — and not just because he shattered the stereotype about how players behave in that situation.

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