Seahawks CB Richard Sherman’s Dad Still Working as Garbage Man Despite Son’s Wealth: Doesn’t Want to Force Son to Take Care of Him

by Warner Todd Huston | February 5, 2015 2:02 am

Now this is the kind of proud man that could serve as an example for the country. It seems that despite his son’s wealth, the father of Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is still working as a garbage man. Mr. Sherman says he doesn’t want his son to have to take care of him.

He wants to make his own way in life[1], not sponge off his son.

Kevin Sherman, 51, has been driving a garbage truck in the streets of Los Angeles, and not even his son’s multimillion-dollar contract could change that.

The father of Seahawks corner Richard Sherman says he still wakes up at 3.45am and works holidays for the overtime because he doesn’t want his son to worry about taking care of him.

‘My son is an NFL player, but I don’t want my son taking care of me the rest of my life,’ he told NBC Los Angeles.

His son has the cash to spare – in spite of losing the Super Bowl last Sunday – having signed a four-year $56million contract with Seattle in the off-season last year.

But he told the Los Angeles Times back in 2014 he wanted to keep working towards retirement and his pension.

‘People say, “Let your son take care of you,”‘ the elder Sherman, who lost an eye in a go-karting accident when he was 14, told the paper. ‘Yeah, but I’ve got a few years left until I retire. Why would I mess up my own retirement?

Now this is a proud man who we should all admire.

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