At the end of last night Monday Night Football game between San Francisco and Cleveland, Niners CB Richard Sherman accused Browns QB Baker Mayfield of refusing to shake his hand before the game:
Richard Sherman didn't appreciate Baker Mayfield's pregame handshake snub. pic.twitter.com/CCjDZflMre
— ESPN (@espn) October 8, 2019
Video of the pregame handshake, however, “seems to indicate otherwise”:
So Richard Sherman claims Baker Mayfield refused to shake his hand at the coin toss. This video seems to indicate otherwise: pic.twitter.com/4CgOsLKLPL
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 8, 2019
And if that’s not good enough, check out this angle from the stadium jumbotron. “Flat out LIED” pretty much covers it:
Richard Sherman flat out LIED! Here’s the handshake that happened with Baker Mayfield. pic.twitter.com/lVEm9I59dx
— Everything Cleveland (@EverythingCLE_) October 8, 2019
Sherman owes him an apology:
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) October 8, 2019
But instead of apologizing, Sherman says people are making too big a deal out of his quote:
Asked @R_Sherman25 about the video out there.
He said it was Baker Mayfield darting away after the toss that angered the Niners: "That’s it. They are making way too big of a story of a blowout. He pissed us off. We put a foot in his ass. End of story."
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 8, 2019
Here’s what Sherman said after the game:
“What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman said via Michael Silver of NFL.com. “That’s some college (expletive). It’s ridiculous. We’re all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent — that’s NFL etiquette. And when you pull bush-league stuff, that’s disrespectful to the game. And believe me, that’s gonna get us fired up.”
Just fess up.