Two days after “Handshake Gate,” it seems like the mindless controversy involving Richard Sherman and Baker Mayfield is mercifully dissipating.
After originally accusing Mayfield of refusing to shake his hand before Monday’s game, Sherman seemed to backtrack after footage emerged that seemed to refute his version of events.
This morning, he said he owes the second-year quarterback an apology. We await word to see if and when he delivers one.
Mayfield was asked about the situation today and delivered a tremendous response, saying that it’s the first time a video recording has worked in his favor.
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) October 9, 2019
You may remember, while he was at Oklahoma, Mayfield was featured in an embarrassing police video that depicted him trying to run from the authorities. It was certainly a terrible look for him at the time.
Kudos to Mayfield for having some fun at his own expense today. Hopefully this whole “controversy” will be out of the news totally soon.
Unfortunately for Mayfield, his bigger issues remain on the field. He has to figure out how to deal with a sub-par offensive line and overcome his struggles with pocket management and accuracy.
At 2-3, the Browns will face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.