Davis to Sherman: Learn to be a gentleman

Davis to Sherman: Learn to be a gentleman
January 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
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49ers tight end Vernon Davis had just two receptions for 16 yards in a 23-17 San Francisco loss in Seattle. (AP IMAGES)

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SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Richard Sherman post-game behavior nearly overshadowed the remarkable play he made to secure the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

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Sherman took aim at 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, calling him “sorry” in a bizarre shouting interview on the nationally televised FOX broadcast. Sherman admittedly made a “choke” gesture aimed at quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Neither Crabtree nor Kaepernick was available on Monday as the 49ers cleared out their belongings after the final team meeting of the season. But veteran tight end Vernon Davis comments on Sherman’s postgame comportment.

"He talks a lot," Davis said. "Sometimes you need to just shut your mouth. You got the win. Be humble. Be gracious. And just accept it. You don't need to talk. You made a good play. You don't need to talk about Crabtree.

"Maybe he can learn from other people around the league on how to be a true gentleman that shows good sportsmanship."