NFL players talk about race with Harvard students

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he refuses to back down from his raging rant after the NFC championship game because he wants to "educate the uneducated."

During a session called "The Modern Black Male Athlete" at Harvard, Sherman told a standing-room crowd Wednesday that he tried to start a conversation about how blacks are viewed by the media and fans. He was called a thug - and worse - on social media because he was so emotional in his trash talk about San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree after the Seahawks beat the 49ers to reach the Super Bowl.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster laughed, "If you call Richard Sherman a thug, you have never seen a thug."

Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald and former Broncos cornerback Domonique Foxworth also attended the pair of talks. Foxworth, the former NFL players association president, is attending Harvard Business School.


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