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Erin Andrews didn't get to speak with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after his team crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday, Feb. 2. The Fox Sports broadcaster did, however, get a chance to speak with the athlete late last week.
Andrews defended Sherman's post-game interview, which took the internet by storm after his team beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 19. As he shouted at Andrews (and then the camera), he also dissed 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. "I'm the best corner in the game!" the NFL player yelled. "When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're going to get! Don't you ever talk about me! Don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'll shut it for you real quick!"
During the Feb. 2 edition of Fox's Media Buzz, Andrews reflected on the intense interview. "I don't think it was bizarre. I think it was great," the former Dancing With the Stars competitor revealed. "I wish more athletes would be like that. We want someone to lose their minds like that."
Andrews continued, "That's why it went viral; that's why people were going bananas over it. You don't usually see athletes doing that. You see them very composed."
The sportscaster flew out to Seattle shortly after her chat with Sherman for a sit-down interview. "We hugged. We made fun of a lot of people in their comments and we had a good time," Andrews said.
The conversation aired before the Super Bowl. Sherman acknowledged the "little bit of controversy" his outburst caused. When Andrews asked if there was anything he would take back, he replied, "Just the way I attacked [Crabtree]. That was uncalled for." Sherman added that he's "appreciative of the tremendous support" of his fans, but felt "sad" about those who criticized him because "their minds were so closed off. They were so quick to judge, as if I'd made some egregious error or mistake."