NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not “cheering” for the type of post-game smackdown that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman delivered after he helped secure a trip to the Super Bowl for his team last Sunday.
“It’s an emotional game, and you see a young man who comes off the field and he’s pumped up, and there’s so much excitement in the stadium, but no, I’m not cheering for that because he’s a great young man, he’s extremely well spoken, does great things off the field, obviously a great player on the field,” Goodell said on Thursday on CBS. “I want him to present himself in the best possible way, and make sure that he’s reflecting on himself and his family in a positive way. He took away a little bit from the team. That was what he said yesterday. I thought that was a very interesting comment and I think it’s fair.”