Was It Actually Richard Sherman Who Started the Charity Event Fight With Michael Crabtree?

Ryan Glasspiegel

After Richard Sherman’s rabid outburst on Sunday, everyone wanted to know the source of his beef with Michael Crabtree. It soon emerged that Crabtree had rebuked Sherman’s handshake attempt at a charity event, and started a fight with the Seattle cornerback. Now, via Dom Cosentino at NJ.com, it appears as though the latter aspect of that story might be backwards:

"But a source who was at the Fitzgerald charity event—and who has no familial or professional relationship to Sherman or Crabtree—witnessed part of what happened and said it looked more like it was the other way around. “The handshake part is legit,” the source said, “but it was Sherman who tried to start the fight with Crabtree. I remember ’cause Sherman kept getting in his face and Crabtree was just laughing about it … I actually like Richard and he was a real nice dude at the event and the game. I can only say it appeared from body language that Sherman was the instigator in it, not Crabtree.”"

The plot thickens.