Richard Sherman

The flack that Richard Sherman is getting is exactly the same that Muhammad Ali got. History has shown that Ali was not only one of the greatest athletes of all time, but also one of the greatest human beings of all time.  Part of what made him great was that he did speak his mind.  It remains to be seen if Richard Sherman will be as much of a towering cultural figure as Ali, but I think it’s safe to say that the backlash against him is as motivated by race as much as it was for Ali.