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Sherman's parents defend their son after rant

2:57 PM, Jan 21, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - The talk has been all about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman infamous rant, which he has now apologized for.

His parents are trying to get the fans and viewers to forget the rant and focus on what a good person he is.

Sherman went to high school in Compton, California, where he played football, ran track and graduated with a GPA higher than a 4.0. He went on to Stanford and was an academic all-American there.

Sherman's parents want to remind the public that he has never forgotten where he came from and loves to give back to the community.

Even though Sherman may very well be a great person, 9NEWS psychologist Max Wachtel says his rant might impact how some people see him.

Wachtel says it may come down to whether or not an individual is a Seahawks fan or a Broncos fan.

While some will see the comments as Sherman being silly, bold, fun and exciting; others, who are not necessarily Sherman's fans, may see him as being rude and as an athlete who is unable to control himself.

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