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For Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, being respected can be annoying

For Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, being respected can be annoying

Richard Sherman should have brought a book.

The All-Pro Seattle cornerback was thoroughly avoided when his Seahawks beat the visiting Green Bay Packers, 36-16, in this season's Kickoff Opener. Sherman was the dreadlocked elephant in the room — the he-who-must-not-be-named, lurking on the left side of the defense — and he never saw a pass thrown in his direction.

The only time Aaron Rodgers looked as if he might throw Sherman's way came on a corner route in the third quarter, when Seattle's Michael Bennett interrupted the play with a strip sack.

Although his team was winning, and avoiding him was a sign of respect, Sherman felt irritation bubble up inside of...

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