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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Richard Sherman wants to stop using taxpayer money on stadiums

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman has an opinion that probably will not go over well with NFL owners — or owners of other sports for that matter. But it’s one rooted in logic and reason.

Sherman was a guest on John Clayton’s new radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday, and they joked about Clayton supporting the Seahawks CB for president. As part of his make believe campaign, Sherman said one of his priorities would be to get the country out of debt.

“I’d get us out of this deficit,” he said via MyNorthwest.com. “I’d stop spending billions of taxpayer dollars on stadiums and probably get us out of debt and maybe make the billionaires who actually benefit from the stadiums pay for them. That kind of seems like a system that would work for me.”

That’s not the only change the Stanford-educated Pro Bowler would make. He also had a suggestion for the NFL.

“I’d make defensive players able to at least have the ability to go out there and play,” he said. “Instead of pass interference being a potential 999-yard play, it could only be 10 yards, just like offensive pass interference, which only seems fair.”

That’s absolutely right, Richard. Having defensive pass interference be the same as offensive pass interference would make things fair and even, just like having billionaire owners buy their own stadiums rather than hold their fans hostage with the threat of leaving the city and make them pay for it.

Sherman is a pretty sharp guy when he’s not trolling his opponents. And this isn’t the first time he’s poked the NFL’s owners or rules.

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