Richard Sherman Mic'd Up During NFC Championship Game

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2014

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After Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman deflected San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's final pass of Sunday's NFC Championship Game into the hands of teammate Malcolm Smith, the corner became a hot topic on television and the Internet.

Sherman is arguably the best cornerback in the NFL, and he's also made a case as the best trash-talker in the league as well.

During his postgame rant, Sherman mentioned that he was mic'd up during the game.

We have all been waiting to hear what he said after the game-sealing interception. Thanks to NFL.com, the wait is over:

Prior to the audio being revealed, the word "thug" had been used by some to describe Sherman, which he took exception to, due to his confidence and reputation as a trash-talker.

The above clip, although it only gives us a small glimpse into all that was said, shows Sherman saying, "Hell of a game" and offering a handshake to Crabtree after the final play, which certainly doesn't fit the "thug" title.

Sherman discussed the final play and backlash with CNN's Rachel Nichols:


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