BEREA, Ohio — Richard Sherman ‘fessed up on the The Pat McAfree Show on Wednesday, saying he’ll apologize to Baker Mayfield for erroneously saying he wouldn’t shake the 49ers hands before the game.
Video showed that Mayfield actually did shake their hands at the coin toss, including that of Sherman, who called him out for not doing so.
“It’s definitely my bad,” Sherman told McAfee. “I never want anybody to deal with some sh-t that — I mean some some stuff — that they didn’t do. And so, you know, the questions that he’s gonna get and the annoying, nonsense questions about some stuff that happened in a game that’s already been done, you know, sure he’ll get an apology for that. I’ll probably reach out to him via text or social media to actually get ahold of him and talk to him in person, I mean on the phone. But, yeah, because that sucks. . . . But yeah, yeah. He definitely deserves and apology and my bad on that.”
Sherman didn’t retract, however, that he felt disrespected by Mayfield.
“I may have phrased it differently, but I meant what I said,” Sherman said. “I did feel the disrespect. . . . I felt disrepect and at the end of the day that’s all the story was, really. Like, people can say, ‘Oh my God, he shook your hand’ or ‘Oh my God you were wrong.’ You can say whatever you want. I don’t give a damn.”