Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wrote that it’s “unfortunate that we live in a time when our president-elect is the opposite of an example for our children” in his weekly multimedia series on The Players Tribune.
“He will be one of those external factors that parents will have to combat — an example of somebody we don’t want our kids to talk like or emulate,” Sherman wrote.
He elaborated on values instilled by his parents, and explained how important it is for parents to be good influences.
“Now, we have to work even harder and do better to set an example, to offset the dangerous and ignorant things they might see or hear on TV,” Sherman wrote. “The way that our president-elect spoke about Muslim and Hispanic people, especially in terms of immigration, was appalling. And at some point, I’ll have to explain to my son and daughter that that’s not how you talk about people — that everybody is equal and everybody has a place in our society, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or sexuality. No matter what, you treat people with respect.”
Sherman wrote that you do that by showing them with examples. He told a story about learning from mentally and physically disabled children while shadowing his mother at her job.
“I saw firsthand all the things my mom had always told me about respecting other people, without judgment,” Sherman wrote.
On Twitter, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll shared the column saying it was “great words from Sherm …”
The Seahawks play the Philadelphia Eagles at home Sunday. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m., and the game will be live on KIRO 7. Details about the game are below.
PHILADELPHIA (5-4) at SEATTLE (6-2-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 6
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Eagles 3-2 all-time at Seahawks, lost last meeting in Seattle in 2011. ... Eagles are 4-0 at home, 1-4 on road. ... Eagles rank second in NFL in time of possession (32:28) and first in second-half time of possession (17:44). ... Philadelphia has scored at least 20 points in 11 straight games, longest streak in league, and have outscored opponents 126-55 in second half, including 77-19 in third quarter. ... RB/PR Darren Sproles became just second player in NFL history with at least 500 career receptions, rush attempts and kickoff and punt returns, joining former Falcons WR/KR Eric Metcalf. ... Sproles has 360 receptions since 2011, most among rookies. ... RB Ryan Mathews has career-high eight TDs (7 rushing, 1 receiving). ... QB Carson Wentz ranks second among rookies in yards passing (2,121) and TDs (9). ... WR Jordan Matthews has more receptions (48) than rest of Philly WRs combined (47). ... Last time Eagles allowed 160 or fewer points in first nine games was 2004 (152 points). ... Philly tied for sixth in NFL with 16 takeaways. Eagles are 3-1 (.750) when forcing multiple turnovers. ... Philadelphia special teams have league-high 12 TDs since 2013. ... Seahawks have led or been within one score in fourth quarter of 87 straight regular-season games. ... Seahawks coach Pete Carroll needs one win to reach 100 regular-season victories and would be 39th coach in league history to reach mark. ... Seahawks outscoring opponents 125-72 in first half. ... QB Russell Wilson has thrown 17 TDs and two interceptions in past eight home games. ... RB Thomas Rawls expected to play for first time since Week 2 leg injury. ... Rookie RB C.J. Prosise had 153 yards from scrimmage last week. Prosise had seven catches for 87 yards. ... WR Doug Baldwin with three TD catches last week. Since start of last season, Baldwin has 19 TD catches. ... DE Frank Clark has sack in four straight. ... LB Bobby Wagner needs seven tackles to be first player in team history with five straight seasons of 100 tackles. Wagner leads NFL with 93 tackles. ... SS Kam Chancellor named NFC defensive player of week with eight tackles and forced fumble last week. Fantasy Tip: Seahawks not tipping how carries will be split between Rawls and Prosise. Better option would be Prosise because of pass-catching ability.