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“Anytime you label Russell Wilson a villain it has to be a joke,” he said.

Sherman said he has not reached out to Crabtree. Sherman attempted to shake Crabtree’s hand following the interception only to get shoved in the face. Even after his on-field interview, Sherman continued to deride Crabtree in his postgame media session, calling the receiver “mediocre” and later saying their problems dated to an incident during an offseason event in Arizona.

Sherman said he doesn’t regret the choke sign he directed at San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a gesture that drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

“No man, it’s Reggie Miller,” Sherman said. “It’s Reggie Miller. It’s rivalries, right?”

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