An article supposedly written by Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman condemning violence against police was not written by him. But he agreed with most of it and said so this week.

It all started with a "Black Lives Matter" activist used his picture in a meme suggesting African Americans should target violence against police and white people. Then an article claiming to be by Sherman condemned the meme... only he didn't write it.

He did have some powerful things to say against race at a press conference however.

First he said he agrees with the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Most police are good, but some are not and they need to be removed.

But having grown up in Compton, Sherman said he knows a thing or two about street violence. And he said the most devastating violence he saw was between black people. If Black Lives Matter, he said, they should matter all the time regardless of who the perpetrator is.

It makes more sense to fix problems within the African American community than to be blaming police or other communities, he said.

Categorizing and profiling people based on race is just plain dumb, he argued.

At the end of the day when we die our skin decays, our bones look the same. You can't tell if somebody was black, white, Asian, Latino. We don't know what they were so I think this is a time to end that."

Powerful stuff from one of the smartest men playing the game.