Richard Sherman has always been one of the most outspoken athletes in all of professional sports—whether it’s on his own prowess on the field, speaking out on matters concerning current events around the world or the current state of the league. This time, Sherman voiced his displeasure with NFL commissioner Roger Goddell‘s new policy concerning personal fouls.
Back in February, Goodell recommended a rule that would result in ejections for players who committed two personal fouls during the course of a game. Sherman ripped the idea behind the proposal.
“I think it’s foolish,” he said. “But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”
Sherman was recently elected to the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) executive committee and has previously served as the Seahawks’ union representative.
He was also asked why the rules governing what a catch is have generated so much controversy.
“Because you’ve got a bunch of suits doing it,” Sherman said. “Like I said before, you don’t have a bunch of guys … let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter, Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.