"Probably not," the outspoken All-Pro cornerback said. "Not as long as [Patriots owner] Robert
"But as long as that happens, it won't affect them at all. Nothing will."
The NFL announced Friday that it has launched a thorough investigation of the situation, a probe headed by Ted Wells, who conducted the months-long study of the Miami Dolphins' bullying situation last year.
The Seahawks arrived in Phoenix on Sunday, and the Patriots are due to arrive Monday.
Asked about the general perception of the Patriots toeing the ethical line, Sherman said: "I think the perception is the reality. It is what it is. Their resume speaks for itself. You talk about getting close to the line. ... I don't really have a comment about that, but their past is what their past is, their present is what their present is."
Other members of the Seahawks had milder reactions when asked about the accusations the Patriots are facing.
"It has nothing to do with anything," said quarterback
"Awareness is up" for all NFL coaches, Carroll said. "It's an unfortunate situation that they have to deal with right now, and they're doing I'm sure everything they can to deal with it properly. It's not an issue for us, it's not a problem for us, other than our awareness has been elevated."
Seahawks defensive end
"I think it's all propaganda, just to get a chance to build the game up. It's all inflating the game right now," he said. "It's like just to make it even more worth it than what it's really about. It's really just about us, two great teams, playing. I think a lot of people are shying away from that aspect of it."
Out of nowhere
This matchup features quarterbacks Tom Brady and Wilson, drafted in the sixth and third rounds, respectively. Their stories are well known, but it's worth noting that both were considered somewhat obscure at one point.
What's more, to get to this point, Seattle and New England had to knock off teams quarterbacked by first-round picks