You know what this reminds me of? When a veteran refuses to see a movie that glamorizes certain aspects of war. That seems like a fair comparison. I would say that a member of our armed forces and a loudmouth cornerback are both heroes in their own right. Sure, one protects our country and the other just protects his end zone. I guess you could say that defending our freedoms in exchange for peanuts is a little more commendable than playing a sport in exchange for millions of dollars. However, they both risk their livelihood, to varying degrees, to perform a public service.
How dare someone ask Richard Sherman if he has seen the 'Concussion' movie? Do you even know the types things that Richard Sherman sees out on that field? Well, I guess you probably do because there are about 3,000 different camera angles available to you every Sunday, but still. You think he wants to voluntarily see it dramatized right in front of his very eyes? The carnage that he witnesses weekly makes 'Saving Private Ryan' look like 'Driving Miss Daisy'. I demand that we all start thinking a little more before asking Richard Sherman such insensitive questions. Ha! The theatre?! Ten bucks (probably $12) to see something he is already so traumatized by experiencing sixteen times a year? Come on people. In between yelling, screaming, taunting, and begging for attention, Richard Sherman is out in the heart of the battle three hours a week. He doesn't need to see some fictional representation of it portrayed to him on a giant amphitheater screen.
Does Richard Sherman have a point? Sure he does. Professional football isn't all glitz and glamour. He is a first hand witness to the dangers of head injuries. I just think he's being a wee bit dramatic here. Passive aggressively speaking out against a league that lines his pockets with enough money per year to leave him set for life? Comes off as a bit disingenuous to me. I, as well as everyone else with an interest in sports and an ability to hear, know that there is no love lost between Roger Goodell and Richard Sherman. However, at the end of the day Sherman doesn't HAVE TO play football, he chooses to. So maybe the next time someone asks him if he has seen a movie about the risks of playing football he can respond by showing a little respect for a game which has him so gainfully employed. I don't really give a fuck which NFL players see 'Concussion' and which don't, but I would prefer that they don't play the victim in the process of discussing their decision.