The NFL have released an exclusive recording taken from the NFC Championship game last weekend to prove what Richard Sherman really said to Michael Crabtree during their altercation in the final minute of the game.
Sherman tipped San Francisco 49er quarterback, Colin Kaepernick's pass which led to the game winning interception for the Seattle Seahawks.
Following the play, Sherman went up to Crabtree and said something to the 49er receiver. Crabtree, who had four receptions for 54 yards in the game then pushed Sherman away.
The Seahawks' defensive back was penalized for the incident. In the video it is clearly heard that Sherman said "good game" to Crabtree and extended a hand before being pushed away by the receiver.
Sherman later exploded in a post-game interview on television, claiming that Crabtree was a mediocre receiver and that he "is the best corner in the league"
Sherman has maintained this week that he aimed to congratulate Crabtree on a good game and was not trying to antagonize his opponent further.
Crabtree and Sherman have an ongoing rivalry which originated during an offseason argument at Larry Fitzgerald's fundraising event.
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