Richard Sherman Rant: Only One Person Was Offended, Wrote to FCC, Report Says

February 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, had one complained filed against him via the FCC when he went on a post-game rant following Seattle’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers in January, it was reported.

Deadspin.com on Monday said that one–just one–viewer from Arkansas complained to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about Sherman specifically.

There were five total complaints directed at FOX about the NFC title game, mostly about volume and closed captioning–and Sherman.

“I was offened [sic] by the language used in the 1st post game interview of Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks,” the complaint reads. The person was from Doddrige, Ark.

In comparison, Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance last year got several hundred complaints. Beyonce’s 2013 halftime Super Bowl show also got numerous complaints.

Sherman, after the hard-fought game against the 49ers, was interviewed by Erin Andrews of FOX, and made references to San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree.

“Hey, you don’t try the best corner in the league in the clutch, especially with no mediocre receiver like Crabtree. He’s weak!” Sherman shouted. He later apologized for his comments after he drew widespread condemnation for the outburst.

RECOMMENDED