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1/23/14 at 10:17 AM 0 Comments

Tony Dungy on Richard Sherman Meltdown: Go Back to Sidelines, Celebrate with Teammates, Don't Harass Another Player

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Talk about a Twitter (and Facebook) firestorm! One has been raging since last Sunday. NBC Football Night in America commentator and former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he wasn't as concerned about Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman's controversial on-field interview after the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers as he was about the defensive back's actions immediately following his victory-saving play. Dungy, a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, released a video (below) of his thoughts about the controversy on his blog on the All Pro Dad website Wednesday.

"I wasn't focused in as much on his interview as I was on what happened directly after the interception on the last play," Dungy said. "He went and really approached Michael Crabtree, appeared to be mocking him a little bit, Crabtree pushed him a little bit, and they get into a little confrontation.

"To me, that was not the time for that. I would rather have seen Richard Sherman go back to the sidelines, celebrate with your teammates, you are on your way to the Super Bowl, don't harass another player," he said.

Dungy, who was a head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, chose to focus on Sherman's actions prior to the on-field interview in which he was interviewed on Fox Sports by Erin Andrews and was asked to describe the play... FULL STORY

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