Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman did something not often seen in the NFL. He committed three penalties on one play.
Richard Sherman got 3 penalties on one play: pass interference, holding, and unsportsmanlike conduct pic.twitter.com/cO4c0Sm7KN
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 24, 2017
The pass interference negated a Kam Chancellor interception. The holding came during the return, which was declined.
Afterwards, Sherman took his helmet off to draw the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Needless to say, he was not pleased.
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) September 24, 2017
Sherman continued his argument. In reality, he could have been flagged for a second unsporstmanlike conduct, which would have led to his ejection.
As is typical with anything having to do with Sherman, he drew plenty of reactions from both sides.
Maybe, for all the wrong reasons after what he pulled on the field today. pic.twitter.com/fyN9LRyCjs
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) September 24, 2017
An MLB ump or NBA ref would never tolerate what Richard Sherman just did. That'd be an easy ejection in either of those sports.
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) September 24, 2017
— Famlygrl (@Famlygrl) September 24, 2017
— SEA fan⭐️⭐️ (@notoriouscs) September 24, 2017
Richard Sherman lucky not to be tossed there. #NFL
— Tim Penberthy-Hutchings (@TimPenHutch) September 24, 2017
At what point do you eject Richard Sherman for acting a fool and berating an official?? Asking for a friend
— Jacob Morton (@CoachJMort) September 24, 2017
We actually have to give the referees some credit for their restraint. The fact of the matter is that Sherman is a star. People come to the game to see him play. That doesn’t mean that he shouldn’t be ejected if his actions warrant it, but it shouldn’t be done lightly.
This play will certainly not be a part of Sherman’s Hall of Fame highlight reel.