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Richard Sherman awarded the Garry Niver Award

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The award is given to the 49ers player who’s most cooperative and professional with the media

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It’s been quite the day for San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman. With that, Sherman earned a $2 million incentive. Since then, Sherman has been ripping any media member that questioned his decision when Sherman negotiated his own contract. He started early Friday morning when the All-Pro team was announced, and he hasn’t let up since.

Every year the Bay Area media votes for the Garry Niver Award, which is given to the 49er player who’s most cooperative and professional with the media. Here is Matt Maiocco presenting the award:

Sherman’s Twitter account isn’t a reflection of how he is during interviews. He’s very open, gives insightful answers, and really opens up. I’ve asked him a handful of questions that were one-liners, and Sherman elaborated his answers upwards to two minutes. He’s a fun player to be around, and the players love him. Even in losses, Sherman doesn’t hide or shy away from questions.

Here is Sherman when asked what it meant to make an All-Pro team:


The 49ers had practice again today, but it was a lighter, walk-through practice. Emmanuel Sanders wasn’t available during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Sanders was excused for personal reasons. He is not injured.

C.J. Beathard also returned to the team. I’m sure it’s great for C.J. to be back around his other family after mourning the loss of his brother. Still can’t imagine what he and his family went through over the last couple of weeks — either way, glad to have you back, Beathard.