Trent Williams Smacked Richard Sherman Following the Seahawks-Redskins Wild Card Game (Video)
During the final game of the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins engaged in a hard fought, physical battle that saw star players from both sides fall victim to injuries–Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seahawks DE Chris Clemons both exited with knee injuries.
And even after the final whistle had sounded and the Seahawks had clinched the 24-14 victory, the physicality between these two teams didn’t end.
Case in point: the altercation during post-game handshakes that led to the Redskins’ Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams smacking Seahawks DB Richard Sherman upside the head.
The two players had already exchanged pleasantries with one another during the first quarter, and according to Sherman, Williams approached him following the game and said, “What’s up now? I’ll swing on you.” Sherman refused to back down, daring Williams to swing at him. And the 6’5″, 325-pound offensive lineman did just that.
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After the game, Williams messaged Sherman to apologize for his actions. He also released the following statement through his agent, Ben Dogra:
“I want to take this opportunity to apologize for my actions that took place following tonight’s game. It was a hard fought game between two great teams and I let my emotions get the best of me. To Richard Sherman, the Seahawks, Mr. Daniel Snyder, Coach Shanahan, Mr. Bruce Allen, my teammates, and all the fans … I am truly sorry. I feel as though I’ve taken many strides to be a better person this season and this is not how I wanted it to end. And for that, I apologize for my actions.”
After receiving an apology from Williams, Sherman tweeted the following:
“Received a very classy text from @TrentW71. Great player! This is an emotional game no ill will either way. Have a great Pro Bowl! Well deserved.”
So there you have it. Apparently, the hatchet is buried. Now all that’s left is for these two men to hug it out the next time they find themselves on the field together.
Hat Tip – [NFL]