He's climbed a number of rungs on the ladder of respect with me after reading what follows from the WaPo:
The last person Richard Sherman may have expected to seek him out after the Super Bowl was among of the first who found him deep within MetLife Stadium Sunday night.
“He was really concerned about my well-being,” Sherman said. “After a game like that, a guy who’s still classy enough to say ‘How are you doing?’ To show that kind of concern for an opponent shows a lot of humility and class.”
“He’s a Hall of Fame player, he’s a living legend, he’s a record-holding quarterback,” he said, “he’s a Super Bowl champion, he’s been a Super Bowl MVP.”
Sherman continued his defense of Manning on Twitter, admonishing Seahawks fans to ease up.
Peyton is the Classiest person/player I have ever met! I could learn so much from him! Thank you for being a great Competitor and person— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 3, 2014