ProFootballTalk claims it’ll take 49ers CB Richard Sherman to court for “lies”
The San Francisco 49ers have a bye week in the first round of the playoffs, but Richard Sherman still spent it playing defense.
In an argument on Twitter, ProFootballTalk claims it’ll take Sherman to court for ‘lies.’
That's the truth I'm going to tell. And if you keep telling that lie maybe we can hash it all out in court. https://t.co/w8MPNCRcW2
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 4, 2020
The quarrel began with Sherman taking to Twitter to call out the media members who criticized him for negotiating his deal with the 49ers in 2018. Of course, ProFootballTalk (mainly Mike Florio) was among the bevy of media pundits who hounded Sherman.
When he signed with the 49ers, Sherman signed a contract that was worth $39 million over three years. To some, the most controversial aspect of his contract was that he only had $7 million in guaranteed money.
But to overcome the lack of guarantees, Sherman incorporated more incentives in his deal with the 49ers. The 49ers cornerback received a $2 million incentive for being named as a second-team All-Pro in 2019.
In addition, Sherman was given another $1 million in incentives for being named to the Pro Bowl. As a result, the veteran cornerback is beginning to look like a genius for brokering his contract.
While calling out ProFootballTalk, Sherman mentioned Peter Schaffer and Drew Rosenhaus as possible investors of the website. Both Schaffer and Rosenhaus are accomplished sports agents, and the 49ers cornerback believes that is why ProFootballTalk continues to question his contract.
This isn’t the first time that Sherman and Florio have had a run-in on social media. Back in March, the two had a beef about the talks that occurred at the NFLPA’s meetings about the future Collective Bargaining Agreement.
It’s safe to say that Sherman and ProFootballTalk aren’t going to be friends anytime soon.