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Seattle’s Sherman Fined $7,875 For Taunting

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Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game against San Francisco.

Sherman’s fine was confirmed by the league Friday.

Sherman was flagged after he made a choking gesture toward the San Francisco bench that he said was directed at quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sherman had just deflected a pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith and clinched Seattle’s 23-17 victory.

Sherman ran over and after tapping Crabtree on the backside and extended his hand for a handshake. Crabtree then shoved Sherman in the face. The All-Pro cornerback then made the choking gesture.

Sherman was the only player fined in the game.

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