49ers CB Richard Sherman gets ejected after fight in Bears game
The San Francisco 49ers despite being 4-11 are still fighting, in this case literally. During the fourth quarter of their 14-9 loss to the Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky was hit late San Francisco safety Marcell Harris as he slid down in front of Chicago’s sideline.
Shoving ensued, and more players got involved, including cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman ran directly into the crowd and can be seen bouncing and flailing between the white jerseys of the Bears. Sherman was ejected for fighting, as were Josh Bellamy and Anthony Miller of the Bears. Harris was flagged for a personal foul, but in the end, the penalties offset and they had to replay the down.
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During the fight, Kyle Long, Chicago’s guard who was recently designated for return from injured reserve, can be seen tossing people around in the middle of the fray. Long had returned to practice this week for the first time since injuring his foot against the New York Jets on Oct. 28.
Sherman, a four-time Pro Bowler who had been voted First Team All-Pro three times with the Seattle Seahawks is in the midst of his first season with San Francisco after tearing his Achilles tendon with Seattle last season.
Unless Sherman picks off Jared Goff during their week 17 matchup with the Los Angles Rams, 2018 will be the first season of his career without an interception. He’s played in 13 games this season and has posted career-lows with only four pass deflections.
San Francisco has an out in Sherman’s three-year deal after this season. Just $7 million of the $27,150,000 on his contract is guaranteed.