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49ers veteran Richard Sherman comments on Nick Bosa’s social media

Richard Sherman, 49ers

To fit into the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room, all Nick Bosa has to do is make good on the promise of his talent.

That’s what veteran cornerback Richard Sherman believes, as Bosa enters the NFL after drama surrounding past social media habits, which he deleted before the draft. Critics say Bosa had been writing posts that have been called called “insensitive” and “liking” Instagram pictures with racist and homophobic captions while he was in high school.

As long as he produces between the white lines, it’s all good.

“It’s not like something where guys are like, ‘Hey man, what about what you said?’ No. No. If he can play, he can play. If he can’t play, he won’t be here,” Sherman said, via Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee. “But at the end of the day, that’s all that matters in football. Is he getting sacks on Sunday? Is he helping our team? Is he being a good teammate? Those are things that matter.”

Now, if he’s a bad teammate, that’s something we’ll address.”

Upon being drafted by the 49ers, Bosa apologized and said he’d be more thoughtful about his public remarks in the future.

But Sherman said his future teammates shouldn’t have a problem with him.

“One thing about football is that nobody really cares what you say if you can play,” Sherman said. “I think, at the end of the day, your beliefs are your beliefs … but when you’re in the building and you’re a football player and you’re a teammate, you handle yourself accordingly. And I think he understands that.”