Count on Richard Sherman to bring a little Halloween magic to an ordinary press conference.
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is no mere Muggle on or off the field, but on Wednesday he walked into a press conference dressed as actual wizard Harry Potter while the films' theme song played. “When you’re a wizard, like we are out here, sometimes you have to show it to the Muggles out in the world,” he said, wearing a Gryffindor cloak and tie and holding a wand.
That’s not bragging — the Seahawks had a grueling five-quarter game against the Arizona Cardinals over the weekend, and even though Sherman had a fever and his “legs locked up” well before the game ended, the defense managed to keep the game to a 6-6 tie.
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Sherman, 28, took questions by pointing his wand at journalists and gamely offered his insights on both Quidditch, the series (his favorite is "Order of the Phoenix:) and, eventually, football. He plans to take his son out on Halloween night and disguise himself a bit better. “This is all you gotta do,” he said, pulling on a pair of Harry Potter-style glasses. “Clark Kent did it. You just gotta put the glasses on, bam, no longer Richard Sherman.”