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Richard Sherman gets asked a question about strippers, handles it as well as he can

Eric Edholm
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We have the running tally of dumbest questions asked at Media Day, but this bizarre one deserved its own post.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman might have attracted the biggest crowd at the event, which increased the likelihood of him being asked something weird. But this was out-of-left-field odd.

Near as we can tell, here was the transcript.

Here was the woman's question:

"As far as money is concerned, all of you football guys are going into the strip clubs and throwing, raining [money] down on the strippers. Do you think that's a bad example for our ladies? Please stop that. I think it's a bad example for our young girls, that they need to be strippers. How do we deal with that issue?"

And here was Sherman's response:

"Well, I've never gone into a strip club and thrown money, so I can't tell you. I guess ... I guess ... uh, trying to understand that there are other avenues that you can make money, that women are capable of doing anything in this world. They can be a CEO of a company, you can go out there and — like I said before, the same can be said for kids in the inner city — the ceiling is limitless and don't limit yourself to those possibilities and those circumstances."

Sherman then thanked the woman for her question.

Wow, nice save of a strange question that might have led a few other players into a minefield. Now do you see what these guys have to deal with on Media Day?

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