Richard Sherman on Nick Bosa's political tweets: 'Nobody really cares what you say if you can play'
The big talking point in San Francisco after the 49ers drafted Nick Bosa with the second overall selection at the NFL Draft over a week ago are some of the political tweets the defensive end sent out while at Ohio State.
A few days ago, 49ers President Al Guido said he really wasn’t worried about the tweets. And now, defensive back and one of the most outspoken players in the league, Richard Sherman, says those tweets don’t really matter.
Sherman talked with Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee to talk about Bosa’s political tweets — which have since been deleted. And Sherman doesn’t believe Bosa’s tweets are all that important as he begins his NFL career.
“One thing about football is that nobody really cares what you say if you can play,” Sherman told The Bee “At the end of the day, I think a guy that has played with African Americans his whole life, not saying he can’t be racist, but they know how to maneuver around African Americans.
“When you’re at Ohio State, it’s not like Ohio State’s an all-white school. So I don’t think that’s going to ever be an issue,” Sherman said. “I think, at the end of the day, your beliefs are your beliefs … but when you’re in the building and you’re a football player and you’re a teammate, you handle yourself accordingly. And I think he understands that.”
Bosa’s comments were a big topic of conversation prior to the NFL Draft, but it clearly did not affect his stock. And it doesn’t seem to bother many players or front office people in the league.
Now, with a clean slate in San Francisco, Bosa can focus on his professional career and his journey with the 49ers.