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Richard Sherman: Donald Sterling Would Not Have Been Banned For Life If He Was In The NFL

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(AllHipHop News) Yesterday (May 7th), Richard Sherman signed a four year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks for $57 million with $40 million guaranteed.

During a recent interview with TIME magazine, the verbose Seahawks cornerback stated that the racist comments from Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling did not surprise him. According to Sherman, the racist comments about his post-game interview after the 2014 NFC Championship game helped him understand that “that America still had some progress to make. “

Sherman also stated that given the NFL’s acceptance of a team with name Redskins (derogatory term for Native Americans), he did not believe Sterling would be banned for life if he was an owner in the NFL:

No I don’t. Because we have an NFL team called the Redskins. I don’t think the NFL really is as concerned as they show. The NFL is more of a bottom line league. If it doesn’t affect their bottom line, they’re not as concerned.

Check out the full TIME magazine interview here.

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