richard sherman

*It’s a fact that fights occur in nearly 30-percent of hockey games, and no one bats an eyelash.

However,  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes the reaction would be much different if there was as much hand-to-hand violence during a football game.

On Wednesday during a panel on “Social Capital of the Savvy Athlete” at Harvard Business School, Sherman spoke his mind, saying that a double standard exists between race and fighting in sports.

“It’s almost the angry black man syndrome, especially football players,” Sherman said. “I couldn’t imagine if there was a huge brawl on a football field, what the consequence would be, what the comments would be. There was just a huge brawl in baseball, a huge brawl. I haven’t heard about it since.”

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and former NFL player and NFL players association president Domonique Foxworth also participated in the panel.

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