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Seahawks CB Richard Sherman: Ratings low because 'league isn't fun'

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman continued his verbal attack on the NFL saying that the reason for a decline in ratings has to do with the fact that league isn't fun anymore.

According to some reports, the NFL's ratings are down over 10% compared to last season's metrics.

"Every other league you see players have a good time,'' Sherman said . ''It's a game. This isn't politics. This isn't justice. This is entertainment and they're no longer allowing the players to entertain. They're no longer allowing the players to show any personality. Any kind of uniqueness, any kind of individuality because they want to control the product. They want to control the messaging.''Sherman, a time three-time Pro Bowler, says the league is being hypocritical on its stance concerning being role model for young kids.