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Richard Sherman gets emotional talking about police shootings in must-watch press conference

Richard Sherman doesn't want to talk about football anymore.

In this emotional press conference shadowing two more high-profile police shootings, Sherman made a statement and promptly walked out.

There were bigger things on his mind than football.

"I'm not going to answer any questions today and it's no offense to you guys," Sherman said. "I think the state of things in the world today is very interesting. I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issues and try to make a stand and increase people's awareness and put a spotlight on it, and they're being ignored."

READ MORE: Florida police union asks officers to stop escorting Dolphins players until they stop kneeling during the national anthem

The notoriously outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback continued:

"I do a lot of community service. I go out there and try to help kids and try to encourage them to be better and to aspire to more. And when you tell a kid, 'When you're dealing with police, just put your hands up and comply with everything,' and there's still a chance of them getting shot and no repercussions for anyone, that's an unfortunate time to be living."

Sherman added that he feels like the message is becoming harder to get across because people are "missing the point" NFL players are desperately trying make.

"When a guy takes a knee, you can ignore it. You can say he's not being patriotic; he's not honoring the flag. I'm doing none of those things. I'm saying, straight up, this is wrong and we need to do something. So thank you guys, have a blessed day."

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