Seahawks’ Richard Sherman says NFL injury reports ‘are for gamblers’


Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he finds it curious the NFL requires injury reports to aid in gambling while the league says it is opposed to betting on games.

Cornerback Richard Sherman legitimately had an injury last week, a hamstring issue that crept up in the Seahawks’ season opener at Green Bay and caused him to miss two practices before Sunday’s 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

But Sherman said he thinks there’s a somewhat illegitimate reason the NFL cares so much about publicizing the injuries of players with daily injury reports and designations each Friday (for games played on Sunday) stating what the odds are that a player will play.

“I guess from what I understand the rules is for the gamblers, for Vegas, to make sure the odds and everything are what they are supposed to be, which is apparently what the league is concerned about when talking about injuries and things like that,” Sherman said. “So maybe somebody should look into that, because I thought we weren’t a gambling league and we were against all those things. But our injury report is specifically to make sure the gamblers get their odds right.”

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