If you thought that Richard Sherman getting upset at Baker Mayfield for snubbing him during the pregame handshake was silly, you better brace yourself.
Sherman’s comments to Mike Silver have now been given the full Zapruder film treatment, and it appears that Mayfield did indeed shake Sherman’s hand before Monday’s game.
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
Of course Sherman responded, asserting that he took issue with the way that Mayfield shook his hand initially, and the fact that he took off immediately after the coin toss.
So you don’t see any difference in the way I shake everyone else’s hand and the guy who stands back with the petty shake. Was Bs and I took offense to it then turns and runs off. It’s not that big of a deal.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) October 8, 2019
“That’s it. They are making way too big of a story of a blowout,” Sherman told Albert Breer. “He pissed us off. We put a foot in his ass. End of story.”
Here’s what Sherman said after Monday’s game that started this whole thing.
“What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman told Silver. “That’s some college shit. 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.”