Tuesday, October 8, 2019

"The Richard Sherman-Baker Mayfield Handshake Controversy Has Deepened And Dumbened"

Fake news and shallowfakes NFL style:

Niners cornerback Richard Sherman told NFL.com that [Baker] Mayfield snubbed him in the captain’s pregame handshake line

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As fans began to interrogate Sherman’s claims this morning, a number of videos have complicated the matter.

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A better angle from behind Mayfield shows the Browns QB clearly shaking Sherman’s hand.

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Sherman doubled down this afternoon, going after Browns fans for accusing him of making up his story. He fired off a few tweets, which are now deleted, claiming, “He didn’t shake my hand.” The close-up video seems initially to disprove that, but more footage from midfield showed that Mayfield immediately sprinted away from the congregation after the coin toss. This means he did snub Sherman, but only after shaking his hand earlier.

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So there you have it. Baker Mayfield shook Richard Sherman’s hand, and also he did not.