11:13 AM PT -- Baker says it's "nice" of Richard Sherman to offer an apology.
"I know what I did, but that's the one time the camera and something recording me has gone in my favor," Mayfield told reporters on Wednesday.
"I respect him, who he is as a player. He's a great player and has been for a while. In no way did I mean it like that."
Richard Sherman wants to extend an olive branch to Baker Mayfield ... saying he's sorry for causing a massive controversy by alleging the Browns QB snubbed him of a handshake before Monday's game.
Sherman went OFF on Bake after the San Francisco 49ers destroyed Cleveland on Monday Night Football ... saying, "What's amazing and annoying was him not shaking hands at the beginning ... "That's some college s***."
The 4-time Pro Bowler went on to say Bake's non-dap was "disrespectful to the game" and the Niners saw it as motivation.
So Richard Sherman claims Baker Mayfield refused to shake his hand at the coin toss. This video seems to indicate otherwise: pic.twitter.com/4CgOsLKLPL