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Seahawks’ Richard Sherman gives his presidential pitch

Jun 6, 2016, 11:07 AM | Updated: 12:37 pm
What do you think of a Richard Sherman and Tyler Lockett presidential ticket? (AP)...
What do you think of a Richard Sherman and Tyler Lockett presidential ticket? (AP)
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As one of John Clayton’s first orders of business as a host weekday host for 710 ESPN Seattle, he made his presidential choice clear: writing in Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

And to mark the occasion, Sherman laid out his platform for the White House and, potentially more likely, as future president of the NFL Player’s Association.

“I would respectfully accept that nomination,” Sherman told Clayton. “I think I’d have a pretty ingenious plan for our economy to spark more jobs. I’d obviously lower my own tax bracket, but compared to the candidates we have, I’d do a great job. So would young Tyler Lockett. (He) would be a phenomenal candidate except, his age.”

Related: Richard Sherman says Seahawks’ Legion of Boom ‘hitting our prime’

Thus, the Sherman/Lockett ticket – with the slogan: “Make America the place you want to raise your kids” – for the “Independent par-tay” is born. But what about receiver Doug Baldwin?

“Baldwin has to be my Secretary of Defense,” Sherman said. “He’s an angry guy, I’d trust my country with Doug Baldwin.”

With most of his cabinet set, Sherman said he’d like to get America, first and foremost, out of debt.

“I’d get us out of this deficit,” he said. “I’d stop spending billions of taxpayer dollars on stadiums and probably get us out of debt and maybe make the billionaires who actually benefit from the stadiums pay for them. That kind of seems like a system that would work for me.”

And, as for president of the NFLPA, Sherman would like to make the rules more fair for defensive players.

“I’d make defensive players able to at least have the ability to go out there and play,” he said. “Instead of pass interference being a potential 999-yard play, it could only be 10 yards, just like offensive pass interference, which only seems fair.”

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Seahawks’ Richard Sherman gives his presidential pitch