On Monday night, the San Francisco 49ers embarrassed the Cleveland Browns on national television. Following the game, however, a member of the 49ers embarrassed himself.
49ers cornerback Richard Sherman accused Baker Mayfield of refusing to shake his hand before the Monday night game. Earlier this week, video footage emerged that seemed to cast doubt on Sherman’s version of events.
On Wednesday morning, Sherman spoke with former NFL player Pat McAfee to offer an apology to Baker.
“It’s definitely my bad. I never want anybody to have to deal with some stuff that they didn’t do. And so, you know, the questions that he’s gonna get and the annoying, nonsense questions about some stuff that happened in a game that’s already been done, you know, sure he’ll get an apology for that…but yeah he definitely deserves an apology and that’s bad on that,” Sherman said.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 9, 2019
“Handshake Gate” is just the latest viral controversy to hit the NFL, but it won’t be the last of the season – and it won’t last long.
We’ll have to wait and see if Mayfield decides to weigh in on the issue. He hasn’t said anything yet, but this afternoon’s meeting with the media could be fun.
Stay tuned for the latest.