Wilson gives hugs, talks hair during media day

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Within the first five minutes, Russell Wilson called an audible.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback – somewhat overlooked at this Super Bowl by the QB on the other sideline – came down from his podium on Tuesday and fulfilled the wish of an older woman named Josephine wearing the jersey of teammate Richard Sherman. All she wanted was a hug.

While there was plenty of attention on Seattle’s QB on Tuesday, it was less than the hoard that surrounded Sherman or even the short availability of running back Marshawn Lynch. Wilson was peppered about growing out his hair – a mix between Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson he says – his faith, his friendship with Grammy winning rapper Macklemore and even tried answering a question in Spanish.

Just like his teammates, Wilson tried to have fun with media day.

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