Richard Sherman spreads his wings with second Wingstop location
Richard Sherman sure does love his chicken wings.
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback announced on Twitter Saturday that he opened up a second Wingstop location in North Seattle. Sherman opened his first franchise chicken wing business in Westwood Village shopping center in August last year.
According to TMZ, the All-Pro cornerback was inspired by former teammate Sidney Rice to invest in the wing franchise. Rice, who retired in 2014, invested in five Wingstop locations in the Seattle-area and later formed his own company, Rice Wings LLC.
Prior to being drafted in the NFL in 2011, Sherman placed emphasis on the importance of education. He graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA and received his bachelor’s degree in communications while playing football at Stanford.
Sherman told Seahawks Wire during an exclusive interview last month that he was aware that football careers don’t last forever.
“Education is always the first step,” Sherman said. “I think it’s the most important step, and I was told that knowledge is power, and that if you ever want to be as powerful as you can be, you get as much knowledge as you could ever get. I try to tell kids the same message that I got because the rest is fleeting.
“Football is a sport, it’s fun, it’s a great time, but it’s fleeting.”
The multifaceted Sherman has always been a fan of taking care of business on the field, but he’s shown that he can create success using his education off the field as well.
Sherman’s new Wingstop is open now at 1002 Aurora Ave N., in Seattle.
Source: Seahawks Wire | Lidnesey WIisnewski | July 8th, 2017