On Sunday, Sherman took attention off the Seattle Seahawks’ thrilling 23-17 victory over Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game when Sherman verbally attacked 49ers standout receiver Michael Crabtree, calling him “sorry” and “mediocre” right after the game.
Sherman saved the win for the Seahawks when he deflected an 18-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick that was intended for Crabtree in the end zone with 22 seconds left. It was intercepted by Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith, sealing the game.
Harbaugh — who coached Sherman at Stanford — was asked about the situation Tuesday in his season-ending news conference. He didn’t have much to say.
“I did not see the interviews,” Harbaugh said. “I did not sit down and watch the interviews from the game. And whatever did take place, let those be judged how they’re judged.”