(NEW YORK) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC Championship Game against San Francisco, the league confirmed late Friday.
Sherman was flagged after making a choking gesture towards the 49ers bench and doing the same to wide receiver Michael Crabtree as he was walking off the field.
Sherman was not fined for the way he acted during the post-game interviews following the big play that he made on Crabtree in the end zone.
“A lot of people took it a little further than football,” Sherman said on Wednesday about how he was perceived following his post-game antics. “If I would have really known it was going to blow up like that I probably would have approached it differently.”
Sherman and the Seahawks are scheduled to arrive in Jersey City on Sunday as they prepare for Super Bowl week in New Jersey and New York.
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