Jun 17, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) returns a punt during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks News: Richard Sherman Boycotts Media, Deals with Fans

Fans, don’t go to Richard Sherman’s house. Okay?

Look, I know what some of you are thinking. You saw the address of Sherman’s new house in the paper, and you started thinking. You thought, “Hey, Sherm is a cool guy. I’ll bet if I stopped by he would welcome me in and we could rap about football and maybe play some video games.”

Here’s a different idea for you…stop thinking these types of thoughts and take a step back.

This is his house, people. His castle. His sanctuary. His cave. I enjoy it when people stop by, but usually those people are friends and family. It would be a little awkward if there was an ongoing crowd of strangers on my lawn.

Now, some of you might suggest that this goes with the territory of being a celebrity or professional athlete on a successful team like the Seattle Seahawks. Again, you would be wrong. You may go to the game and yell at Richard Sherman. You may engage him on his Twitter page. You may sit around with your friends and critique him when he makes a mistake on the field while at the same time agreeing that any one of you could have done better.

You may not go to his house and invite yourself in.

Now, this is a story because the newspaper published Sherman’s address and he is now boycotting the paper. I get that, but this information is public record. Anyone who wanted to do their own homework could have found the address on their own.

So, should Sherman be mad at the media (U Mad Bro?), or is he being unreasonable? Again, if the paper had published the fact that Sherman bought a house somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, eventually someone could have found it.

Eventually this behavior will subside, but in the meantime, Sherman may need to hire a rent-a-cop that can tell all visitors that Mr. Sherman can’t come out and play right now. Again, to the fans that are hanging out at Sherman’s house, go home. What I mean is, to your own homes.

By the way, Mr. Sherman, will you follow us on Twitter? I promise that we will never go to your house…unless you invite us.

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  • BlueTalon

    People are idiots.

  • RegisHawk

    The answer is: Yes, he should be mad at the media. It’s common decency for a paper *not* to print that kind of information, regardless of whether it’s available/readily found or not.

    BTW, Bob Condotta’s address is a matter of public record as well; perhaps he could print that in his next story so people could show up there and discuss whether he should have posted Sherman’s.

    • Todd Pheifer

      Something tells me that fans don’t want Condotta’s autograph.

      • RegisHawk

        That’s not the point. The point is Condotta wouldn’t think twice about removing his address from a story. He didn’t give the same consideration to Sherman.

        • Todd Pheifer

          I understand what you were saying, RegisHawk. Just injecting a little humor. You make a good point. It is easy to forget that in addition to being great football players and iconic stars, they are still human beings that want a little privacy sometimes.

          • RegisHawk

            I know you were injecting humor. I also know there are plenty of people who would love to pass this off with a joke. I just think it’s a bit past time some of these so-called “professionals” actually performed their jobs that way.

  • Adam Smith

    There are a lot of things people could figure out on their own but don’t.

    Most people can be easily influenced in their actions by providing specific kinds of information in a specific context, There’s a large business built on that premise.

    It’s called advertising.

    Don’t advertise Sherman’s address, or any celebrities’ address in the future.