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Richard Sherman Believes Fantasy Football Is Behind the Increase in Penalties

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman runs on the field in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2014

The National Football League has put a lot of emphasis on cutting down on the amount of contact a defender can make with a receiver, so there have been a lot more flags this preseason than in the past.

Outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes he knows why the league is being harder on defenders.

In an interview with NBC's Josh Elliott, Sherman talked about why he believes there are so many flags being thrown this preseason. Sherman's thoughts on the matter come at around the 1:15 mark in the video below:

Do you agree with Sherman that fantasy football is playing a role in the league's decision to crack down on defenders?

[, h/t The Big Lead]

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