“Their resume speaks for itself,” Sherman said Sunday after being asked if Belichick and the Patriots tiptoe as close to the line as possible without crossing it.

“The past is what the past is. Their present is what their present is.”

It’s not just Bill Belichick and Tom Brady raising eyebrows, either. While it wasn’t a Michael Crabtree moment, Sherman was equally devastating in criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“Will (the Patriots) be punished? Probably not. Not as long as (Patriots owner) Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes,” Sherman said. “I think he was just at Kraft’s house last week for the AFC Championship. You talk about conflict of interest.

“As long as that happens, it won’t affect them at all.”