Re: “Foul or not, Sherman my kids’ hero,” (TNT letter, 10/26).
To the letter writer praising Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as “a person our children should look up to because he is the real deal”, I would suggest that it ‘s not what you say but what you do that is really who you are.
Sherman may have some good things to say when speaking with children, but what he demonstrates when in the public eye is another thing. He has definitely shown that he is a good athlete but also displays immaturity when things don’t go well. His actions in the past and most recently having a temper tantrum on the sideline were indicative of someone who won’t accept responsibility but will deflect it to teammates and coaches.
Good role models “walk the talk” and demonstrate attitudes that are positive for young kids. Children have a tendency to mimic their sports heroes, and so far Richard Sherman has failed to be a good one.