'I wanted him out of the league': Richard Sherman continues to bash Jim Harbaugh
Richard Sherman isn’t done with Jim Harbaugh just yet. The San Francisco cornerback continues to take shots at his former college coach as the 49ers prepare to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.
Sherman, who has recently spoken on the bad blood between he and Harbaugh dating back to the days at Stanford, said his goal while in the NFL was to run his former head coach out of the league.
“I wanted to put him out of the league,” Sherman told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “And once I got that done, I had no animosity toward the 49ers organization.”
Sherman famously went on a postgame tirade when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 after a playoff victory over the 49ers. Sherman broke up a pass intended for Michael Crabtree that resulted in an interception and punched Seattle’s ticket to the Super Bowl.
The cornerback told the San Francisco Chronicle that his rant was directed at Harbaugh, not the 49ers organization.
“I meant every single one,” Sherman said. “I meant it to Harbaugh. We’ve had our history. I don’t regret half a second of that. There’s bad blood there. There’s history there. That’s not the team. … So that was less about the 49ers and Seahawks. That was very personal.”
San Francisco parted ways with Harbaugh following the 2014 season. He was the head coach for four years.
Harbaugh accused Sherman of quitting on his team in 2008 while at Stanford. Sherman had suffered a season-ending knee injury that year. After that, things became tense between the two in Palo Alto.
Clearly, nothing has been settled between the two.