Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is pointing to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the man to be blamed why fans are getting away from watching American football.
The star CB said that the commissioner and the league rules does not allow players to be themselves and have some personality on the field and this has affected the entertainment factor of the NFL.
“Because the league isn’t fun anymore. Every other league, you see the players have a good time. It’s a game. This isn’t politics. This isn’t justice. This is entertainment,” Sherman, who is one of the vocal players in the league, stated via ESPN.
NFL = No Fun League says Richard Sherman
“And they’re no longer allowing the players to entertain. They’re no longer allowing the players to show any kind of personality, any kind of uniqueness, any individuality. Because they want to control the product. They want to control the messaging…”
Richard Sherman added that league rules have limited some players and some of the potential for entertainment for the fans.
Commissioner Roger Goodell to blame for No Fun League
“That’s for public perception. They don’t care about player safety. I’ve said that several times. But they do care about paying the quarterback $20 million and him missing a season,” Sherman added.
“They’re tired of $20 million quarterbacks sitting the bench or [being on] IR for the whole season, so they’re going to do whatever they can to protect their investments.”
Sherman, who has 28 tackles and two interceptions this season in 7 games, has already criticized the league and its commissioner for some league rules changes before the season started.
The Seahawks have struggled a bit this year but still leads the NFC West with a 4-2-1 record. Richard Sherman and the Seahawks face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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