The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced last night and the biggest snub of the year was no doubt Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman is waiting for a decision on a four-game suspension issued by the NFL for taking performance-enhancing drugs, an episode that likely influenced Pro Bowl voters. He was however still eligible to participate in the Pro Bowl since a decision was not yet made in his case. He was asked how he felt about the snub. Read more after the jump.
“It don’t mean nothing,” Sherman told The Associated Press on Wednesday, shortly before the 2013 Pro Bowl rosters were released. “I bet you I’ll be on the first-team All-Pro. That means more to me.”
Sherman and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Keenan Lewis are tied for a NFL-best 23 passes defensed, according to STATS LLC. Sherman has seven interceptions and three forced fumbles, and he easily should have beaten out the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson for an NFC Pro Bowl spot.
It seems to me that the Pro Bowl is the least of his worries. Seahawks have made it to the playoffs and losing Sherman would be a huge blow to the team. Sherman plans to pursue his suspension in court if the NFL upholds it.
“I can’t get back playing regardless,” he said. “I can just sue the league, and that’s probably what I’m going to do if they suspend me.”