After the 2013 NFC Championship game, sports reporter Erin Andrews interviewed Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman was enthusiastic to say the least, and has led to media controversy.
I heard that there is a rule in place in the NFL such that media can only approach players after a certain amount of time has passed after the game. Moreover, players could be fined for not participating in media sessions.
What is the proper etiquette when a sports reporter interviews a player after a game? Although my focus is on the NFL, I am also interested in hearing about how other sports deal with media in this regard.