Michelle Obama taps Seahawks' Richard Sherman to promote healthy eating

Michelle Obama assumes the role of sideline reporter while a salmon cake fills in for Michael Crabtree.
By Matt Bradwell  |  May 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama has a new teammate in the fight to improve America's eating habits, Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winning cornerback Richard Sherman.

During the recent team visit to the White House, Sherman parodied his now infamous post-game theatrics from last season's NFC championship game, with the first lady assuming the "role" of Erin Andrews and a salmon cake as 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.

In the video, Sherman pretends to cook a healthy meal of salmon and succotash before Obama engages him in the faux interview.

"Well, let me tell you," Sherman shouts, maintaining the verbiage from the real interview. "We the best chefs in the game. So when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that's the result you going to get."

The first lady then asks where Sherman learned to cook palatable nutritious food.

"Well, Ms. Obama, I know how important it is for everybody to eat right. And whether you're a pro-athlete or just a kid at school wanting a healthy meal, you got to put the right fuel in your body in order to perform at your best."

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