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Madden NFL 15 Box Art Emerges -- What Is Richard Sherman Doing?

Box art for this year's professional football game shows controversial cornerback striking a strange pose.

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Ahead of the game's release in August, retailers like Amazon and GameStop have posted the box art for Madden NFL 15. It shows controversial cover star Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, striking a strange pose that we can't quite get our head around.

EA Sports says Madden NFL 15 is improving defense, so maybe Sherman's gesture is meant to be interpreted as, "No, you're not getting by me!" Or, as Joystiq wonders, Sherman is extending his hand in search of a high-five. What do you think he's doing?

Sherman's pose is not the only thing that stands out from the Madden NFL 15 box art. Noted sports game writer Pasta Padre points out that his Nike Vapor Jet gloves and shoes have never appeared in a Madden game before. Despite Nike taking on the license for in-game equipment, it's Reebok equipment that is actually featured in the game, he writes.

Madden NFL 15 launches August 26 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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