Richard Sherman wants to put the handshake controversy with Baker Mayfield in the rearview mirror.
The 49ers cornerback, who called out the Browns quarterback for snubbing him during the coin toss of Monday’s game, said Wednesday he wants to apologize to last year’s first-overall pick.
“It’s definitely my bad,” Sherman said on the Pat McAfee Show. “I never want anybody to have to deal with some stuff that they didn’t do. And so, you know, the questions that he’s gonna get and the annoying, nonsense questions about some stuff that happened in a game that’s already been done, you know, sure he’ll get an apology for that. I’ll probably reach out to him via text or social media to actually get a hold of him and talk to him … on the phone.”
Following San Francisco’s 31-3 win over Cleveland, Sherman blasted’s Mayfield’s on-field interactions, calling it “college s–t.” Hours after the initial controversy, videos emerged of the NFL stars shaking hands during the coin toss. Sherman clarified it was Mayfield’s decision to bolt off the field after that riled up the 49ers.
Mayfield’s wife Emily later posted a screenshot of a Pro Football Talk story about the Browns signal-calling shaking Sherman’s hand.
“Sometimes you remember things a little differently than it happened,” Sherman said.
The four-time Pro Bowler said Mayfield “definitely deserves an apology, and that’s my bad on that.”