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Seattle's Sherman fined $7,875 for taunting

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game against San Francisco.
 
Sherman's fine was confirmed by the league Friday.
 
Sherman was flagged after he made a choking gesture toward the San Francisco bench that he said was directed at quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Sherman had just deflected a pass intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone that was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith and clinched Seattle's 23-17 victory.
 
Sherman ran over and after tapping Crabtree on the backside and extended his hand for a handshake. Crabtree then shoved Sherman in the face. The All-Pro cornerback then made the choking gesture.
 
Sherman was the only player fined in the game.

Earlier this week, NFL Films released video of Sherman and Crabtree's interaction during the game with audio from microphones on both players.

Watch the NFL Sound FX video

Sherman can be heard telling Crabtree "Hell of a game, hell of a game," as he extended his hand before being shoved.

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