Richard Sherman of the Seahawks, received all types of negative attention after his 'passionate' speech following a football win.
During a press conference, Richard says that those who have pegged him as a "thug" are only using the word to replace "n***a."
Here are a few quotes from Sherman from the press conference:
"The only reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's the accepted way of calling somebody the N-word nowadays. Because they know.
"There was a hockey game where they didn't even play hockey, they just threw the puck aside and started fighting. I saw that, and said, 'Oh man, I'm the thug? What's going on here?'"
"I know some 'thugs,' and they know I'm the furthest thing from a thug. I've fought that my whole life, just coming from where I'm coming from. Just because you hear Compton, you hear Watts, you hear cities like that, you just think 'thug, he's a gangster, he's this, that, and the other,' and then you hear Stanford, and they're like, 'oh man, that doesn't even make sense, that's an oxymoron.'
"You fight it for so long, and to have it come back up and people start to use it again, it's frustrating."