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Fisher: Sherman redefines traditional sports boundaries

“To those who would call me a thug or worse because I show passion on a football field—don’t judge a person’s character by what they do between the lines. Judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family.”

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ‘10 wrote these words in response to his now-famous postgame interview with Fox’s Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game Sunday. I’ve been fixated on them, more than the interview itself, ever since.