News

NFL players talk about race with Harvard students

NFL players talk about race with Harvard students

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald gestures as he answers a question during a panel discussion at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Fitzgerald was a featured speaker in a panel that spoke on topics of race and aspects of social media. From left are Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, former NFL Players Association President Domonique Foxworth, Fitzgerald and Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Charles Krupa

JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he refuses to back down from his raging rant after the NFC championship game because he wants to “educate the uneducated.”

During a session called “The Modern Black Male Athlete” at Harvard, Sherman told a standing-room crowd Wednesday that he tried to start a conversation about how blacks are viewed by the media and fans. He was called a thug — and worse — on social media because he was so emotional in his trash talk about San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree after the Seahawks beat the 49ers to reach the Super Bowl.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster laughed, “If you call Richard Sherman a thug, you have never seen a thug.”

Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald and former Broncos cornerback Domonique Foxworth also attended the pair of talks. Foxworth, the former NFL players association president, is attending Harvard Business School.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local Sports

Anderson leads #23 Arizona past Washington

Fresh
seanmiller

No. 23 Arizona held on for a 77-72 win over Washington on Saturday.

9 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

You can stream the Super Bowl

superbowl50helmets

This year, CBS will broadcast the game on TV and stream it live on cbssports.com. The network will play the same commercials on TV and on the live stream.

18 hours ago in Local Sports

Weisner leads No. 9 Oregon St over No. 24 Washington

oregon state vs uw women from Pac-12 Networks via twitter

Senior Jamie Weisner scored 21 points to lead No. 9 Oregon State to its ninth straight win, over No. 24 Washington on Friday night.

19 hours ago in Local Sports

Alleyne ties Oregon record in win over WSU women

wsu cougars washington state univeristy pac 12 football logo

Jillian Alleyne had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 14 rebounds to tie the school record with her 88th career double-double and Oregon used a dominating start to defeat Washington State on Friday night.

19 hours ago in Local Sports

NWC basketball scoreboard from February 5th, 2016

lc boys from 2-5-16

Senior guard Jake Poag's 16 points led Lynden Christian's balanced attack on Friday night as the Lyncs picked up the win over Mt. Baker as heard on KPUG 1170 The Sports Leader.