Richard Sherman: Redskins Name Shows NFL Wouldn’t Ban Sterling


The continued use of the Redskins name in Washington shows that the NFL wouldn’t have banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racist comments, according to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Sherman was asked interview with Time magazine what he thought would have happened to Sterling had he been an NFL owner when his controversial remarks surfaced. He said that, unlike NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wouldn’t have banned Sterling for life.

“No I don’t,” Sherman said. “Because we have an NFL team called the Redskins. I don’t think the NFL really is as concerned as they show. The NFL is more of a bottom line league. If it doesn’t affect their bottom line, they’re not as concerned.”

Sherman, is known for a nationally televised rant after the Seahawks won a playoff game in January.

Sterling, the owner of Los Angeles Clippers, was banned for life from the NBA for racist comments caught on audio and published by TMZ. The audio was of Sterling telling his girlfriend to not bring black people to Clippers games.

(H/t: Deadspin)