Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested in Redmond, Wash. Early Wednesday morning after attempting to break into his in-laws’ home.
According to public records, Sherman was booked at 6:08 am local time for “domestic violence burglary” at the King County Correctional Center in Seattle. The matter is being investigated as a felony.
Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday that Sherman had not harmed anyone. His case included the quote of “domestic violence” because of the family relationship with the occupants of the house he was trying to enter. Some damage was done to the front door.
Lowe said Sherman is also charged with resisting arrest and malicious mischief.
“Right now we’re not going to make any statement except that he hasn’t hurt anyone,” Ashley Moss, Sherman’s wife, told the Seattle Times.
“My children were not injured in the incident. He’s a good person and he’s not his character,” Moss said. “We’re fine, we’re just trying to get him out. I want people to know that no one was hurt.”
Seattle-based radio station KIRO-FM obtained the audio of the 911 call made by Moss before Sherman left his home overnight.
“I need officers at my house now,” Moss told the 911 operator. “My husband is drunk and has threatened to kill himself.”
“He’s trying to leave the house now,” she continued. “He’s aggressive. He’s fighting my uncle. He’s threatening to kill himself. He’s texting people saying he’s going to hang himself.”
Records indicate Sherman was denied bail, but a spokesperson for the Redmond Police Department told ESPN this was standard procedure for suspects in a domestic violence incident until. ‘to appear before a judge.
Washington State Police are also investigating Sherman in a one-time auto accident and state Department of Transportation property damage that occurred around 1 a.m. PT. The car, registered in Sherman’s name, hit a concrete barrier and was abandoned in a nearby parking lot.
This investigation is ongoing. He has not yet been charged with the car accident.
According to a spokesperson for the Redmond Police Department, a 911 call from the residence was received at 2 a.m. PT. The person who called said an adult family member who was not living in the residence was trying to force their way into the house.
Sherman was outside the house when police arrived and first got into a fight with police to the point that a K9 dog was deployed to help him take him into custody, said Lowe. Sherman and the responding officer both suffered minor injuries as a result of the K9 deployment and subsequent altercation, and Sherman was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to the correctional facility later. .
The NFL Players Association released the following statement Wednesday without mentioning Sherman by name:
“We have been made aware of the arrest last night of one of our player executives for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. will continue to monitor events closely as new facts become available to us. “
Sherman is vice chairman of the executive committee of the NFL Player Association.
Sherman, 33, missed a career-high 11 games last season for the San Francisco 49ers. The five-time Pro Bowl selection recorded 18 tackles and one interception in five games before being released in February.
In the previous season, Sherman had 61 tackles, three interceptions and 11 assists defended in 15 games while achieving his fifth Pro Bowl.
Sherman’s first seven seasons were spent with NFC rival West Seahawks, with whom he made two Super Bowl appearances (winning one) and won 32 interceptions. Sherman also won three All-Pro first-team caps from 2012 to 2014 as part of the Seattle “Legion of Boom” defense.
Over his 10 seasons, Sherman amassed 484 tackles, 36 interceptions and 115 assists defended in 139 games (133 starts).
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