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Skittles? Pshaw! Richard Sherman apparently all about the Fruit Gushers


With Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch just receiving his well-deserved and long-awaited endorsement deal with Skittles, it looks like his teammate, Richard Sherman may find himself soon enough involved in the sweet treat-endorsing game as well.

The cornerback’s brother and business manager, Branton, made an appearance on CNN for an interview with Piers Morgan on Monday night. Among the topics addressed was how Branton characterized his brother as “an awesome person,” despite the public perception that he may be a trash-talking big mouth. Further, Branton intimated his brother is a regular guy, even, who enjoys munching on fruit snacks and cartoons, like an overgrown man-child.

But Skittles? Nope. Sherman is all about the Fruit Gushers.

“I know Richard; he’s an awesome person,” Branton said. “A lot of people of Seattle and people of our hometown, they know he’s a very good, caring, loving, Gusher-eating, cartoon-watching guy. He’s passionate and he wants to be the best at his craft.

“He feels like he’s the best, and he wants everyone to know it. That day, he let the world know.”

What flavor of Fruit Gushers? And what cartoons does his watch? “Squidbillies”? “Sofia the First”? Classics like “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons”? “Scooby-Doo”? Inquiring minds want to know!

As an aside, does anyone else have the suspicion that Peyton Manning’s favorite sweet treat is a hard candy like a Butterscotch or some sucky anise-flavored atrocity? You know, because he’s old and a total square.

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