Richard Sherman, the superstar All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, has said via his Twitter account that he is tired of being “falsely accused” and guesses that “ignorance doesn’t apologize” in a direct attack at the media. He is upset at the stupidity of reporters who report things that are being taken out of context.
I feel bad for the graduate from Stanford because he’s simply smarter than some of the idiots who interview him who aren’t smart enough to write an intelligent story based on the facts and what was really said. Of course, boring writing like that doesn’t sell either, so maybe these clowns aren’t as dumb as we think they are.
In case you didn’t know, Sherman has been accused of saying that half of the players in the NFL takes Adderall. This has caused quite a story in league circles since it first came out. However, in case you’re smart enough to read an interview transcript and know what is to be taken in context and what isn’t, then you would know that Sherman said that “half the league” has prescriptions to take it.
There is a difference, and ignoring it is simply ignoring the facts. Sure, it might be fun to imagine that what he said was an incendiary revelation that will shake up the sport in the future, but sometimes the boring truth is just exactly what it appears to be.