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Christopher L. Gasper

Richard Sherman is a bad trash-talker, not a thug

Richard Sherman is a self-aggrandizing football narcissist. He is a Stanford graduate. He is a horrible character actor. He is a 6-foot-3-inch, game-changing cornerback who led the NFL in interceptions this season. He is a black male.

He is not a thug.

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