Hank Aaron tweets Richard Sherman: “You have my support”

January 22, 2014

(Otto Greule Jr. / AP)

Richard Sherman found himself at the center of a media storm because his rant in an interview after the NFC championship game Sunday night, but he has one very, very significant supporter: Hank Aaron.

The Hall of Famer rarely tweets, but his eighth was a message of support directed at the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, who could use it after his over-the-top interview with Erin Andrews.

Sherman apologized on Monday afternoon for becoming a distraction ahead of the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl appearance in less than two weeks and explained himself in a column on MMQB.com that pulled the highest traffic in SI.com digital history, edging the story in which Jason Collins announced he’s gay.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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