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Richard Sherman's Dad Will Keep Driving Garbage Truck

Richard Sherman's Dad Will Keep Driving Garbage Truck

Richard Sherman is now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, following the signing of his four-year extension with the Seattle Seahawks. But his dad Kevin, who is a garbage truck driver in Los Angeles, is determined to stay behind the wheel despite his son's willingness to make things easier for him.

"He continues to drive trash trucks because that is his choice," Sherman said in an interview with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson shortly after his contract announcement. "He continues to drive them until he reaches his pension, which is a few years away […] because he set a goal that he was going to reach his pension and he doesn't want to stop when he's this close."

Sherman broke the news of his 4-year extension with the Seahawks on Wednesday. Posting details of the deal to his blog, he wrote: "The terms of my deal are 4 years for a total of $57.4M with $40M guaranteed."

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