Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman Drops $2.31 million on NBA Star Jamal Crawford’s Maple Valley Mansion
Richard Sherman - the star cornerback of NFL team Seattle Seahawks - has reportedly purchased Seattle native and NBA star Jamal Crawford's mansion in Maple Valley for $2.31 million.
The price Sherman paid for the residence is just a fragment of his $57 million, four-year extension contract he just signed with the Seahawks. The price makes him one of the richest players in NFL history. Sherman says the contract won't change how he works.
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"You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you can't take him away from where he is from," Sherman told the Seattle Times, referring to his humble Compton, Calif., roots.
Sherman's coach Pete Caroll agrees.
"I don't know that he's missed maybe a day the whole time. His work ethic is perfect. His attitude every day is here, competitiveness every day. Does a great job of leading," Caroll told the publication.
Explaining how he does it every day, Sherman said:
"When you are a ballplayer at heart, this is what you sleep, breathe and eat and then (the field) is where you want to be. I couldn't imagine myself being anywhere else because you just feel the itch to be back on the field, to be back with your teammates, to be back out there getting better."
But when not on the field, Sherman now has a great place to rest in. Crawford bought the residence in 2006 for $3.21 million and seems to have taken a loss on the sale, reports the Zillow Blog.
Listing records of the home state that the Maple Valley mansion is a luxurious Mediterranean home spanning an area of 9,435 square feet. Comprising of four bedrooms and six full bathrooms, interiors of the residence feature hardwood and tiled flooring, high-vaulted ceilings and French doors and windows.
Some of its noteworthy amenities include an indoor lap pool, a game room with a wet bar, a spacious living room with a marble fireplace, a modern kitchen with a dining island and a personal beauty salon.
Outside, the residence has three separate water features, a basketball court and a large 6-car parking garage.
Check out the photos of the home here.
Meanwhile, Sherman has been selected to feature on the cover of "Madden 15" and speculations of the "Madden Curse" have begun. However, Sherman says he believes in God and not in curses, reports CBS Sports.