Richard Sherman explains how he will get along with new teammate Nick Bosa, who has gotten into hot water for some of his insensitive social media posts.
“One thing about football is that nobody really cares what you say if you can play,” Sherman told The Sacramento Bee on Monday. “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.”
The Niners can definitely use Bosa’s help on defense, and that’s what it comes down to for Sherman.
“It’s not like something where guys are like, ‘Hey man, what about what you said?’ No. No. If he can play, he can play. If he can’t play, he won’t be here,” Sherman said, according to the newspaper. “But at the end of the day, that’s all that matters in football. Is he getting sacks on Sunday? Is he helping our team? Is he being a good teammate? Those are things that matter.
“Now, if he’s a bad teammate, that’s something we’ll address.”
Richard Sherman on Nick Bosa: “One thing about football is that nobody really cares what you say if you can play.”
Spoke with the All-Pro about the No. 2 pick fitting in the locker room. #49ers https://t.co/OfQC8MIJW6
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) May 7, 2019
Bosa once called former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “a clown” for his kneeling protests of social injustice. He has liked homophobic and racist content on Instagram. Leading up to the draft he scrubbed his social media of controversial content.
The 49ers had no issues with his posts.
If Bosa can play, no one will care.
That’s pretty much the NFL’s policy on all their players.
Unless the PR is too bad.
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