Carroll says Sherman won't be disciplined for confrontation with Bevell

SEATTLE – Richard Sherman’s mouth got him into and out of hot water in the span of about 12 hours.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll spoke at length Friday about Sherman’s outburst on the sidelines during Thursday’s 24-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field.

The incident happened in the third quarter, when Sherman screamed at offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Sherman later said he was upset that Bevell called a pass play on the Rams’ 1-yard line, and that the team had “already seen how that goes” in the infamous Super Bowl loss almost two years ago.

“There was a moment in the game the that he got really worked up and really emotional, and so it was just worth visiting with it,” Carroll said. “We had a terrific meeting.”

It’s not the first time this season that Sherman berated a coach on the sidelines. During a victory over Atlanta, he got into a heated confrontation with defensive coordinator Kris Richard.

Carroll said that, going into Friday morning’s meeting, he hadn’t decided if discipline would be in order.

“I think if we weren’t able to come back from that, I would think so,” Carroll said. “It would depend on how the meeting went, and the meeting went well.

“He’s the only guy who was in my office this morning. So, we went right after it.”

Carroll addressed the Super Bowl play, saying it still pains him at random moments.

“It’s not going away,” he said. “If you really care, it’s never going away, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

“That stuff sticks in me as deep as it can go, but I don’t want it to get in the way of the next thing that’s coming up.”