We're now hearing exactly what set off the jaw-dropping rant the nation can't stop talking about.
Just-released video gives a fresh look at just what happened right after Richard Sherman's play won the NFC championship game for the Seattle Seahawks.
It turns out Sherman and San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree were both wearing microphones for NFL Films. Sherman ran up and gave Crabtree a pat on the butt and said, "Hell of a game! Hell of a game!"
The video was shown on Showtime's Inside The NFL. Co-host Cris Collinsworth defended Sherman.
"If you're not borderline out-of-your-mind when you're playing the game of football, you have no chance," said Collinsworth.
Now, check out this new behind-the-scenes video posted on the NFL website. Sherman actually gave Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews a hug right before his epic rant heard around the world.
Apparently there are no hard feelings between Andrews and Sherman. She just posted a photo on Twitter after interviewing him for Fox's pre-game Super Bowl show.