Richard Sherman and the Implications of the Word “Thug”

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 09: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates on the bench near the end of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 58-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Richard Sherman

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 09:  Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates on the bench near the end of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 58-0.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Richard ShermanJanuary 28, 2014 – Segment 2

Did you see the clip of Richard Sherman after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in last week’s NFC Championship game? He’s been called a “thug” by some, while others have come to his defense. What do you think, and why is this discussion important?

Joining us to talk about the Richard Sherman controversy and its implications for our larger society are: Ali Danois, Senior Editor of Bounce Magazine; and Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nationand author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.

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