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The Seahawks cornerback, whose post-game comments caused headlines, apologises for taking attention away from his team's win.
Richard Sherman has apologised for his headline-making comments after Seattle's win in the NFC Championship.
Sherman ranted while speaking to a reporter following the Seahawks' 23-17 victory over San Francisco, which earned them a place in the Super Bowl.
In comments that drew massive attention from fans and pundits, he ripped 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
"I apologise for attacking an individual and taking the attention away from the fantastic game by my teammates," Sherman said in a message to ESPN reporter Ed Werder.
"That was not my intent.'"
Seahawks officials will hope Sherman's apology will put the controversy to rest and refocus attention on the Super Bowl showdown with the Denver Broncos.
In a decisive move in the last moments of the game, Sherman deflected a touchdown pass intended for Crabtree into the arms of Seahawks teammate Malcolm Smith for an interception.
The move effectively sealed the Seahawks' victory.
In his post-match interview with a Fox reporter, Sherman said: "I'm the best corner in the game.
"When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you gonna get.
"Don't you ever talk about me!"
When asked by the reporter whom he was referring to, Sherman replied: "Crabtree!"
"Don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'm gonna settle it for you real quick!"