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Free agent CB Richard Sherman charged with domestic violence burglary
Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested near Seattle on Wednesday morning and charged with domestic violence, according to public records. The 33-year-old veteran was booked into Seattle’s King County (Wash.) Correctional Facility at 6:08 a.m. PT and is currently denied bail, which is standard procedure for anyone arrested on domestic violence charges, according to the King County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.
A press release from the Redmond, Washington Police Department said Sherman arrived at a relative’s home early Wednesday morning and attempted to break into the home and officers were called to the scene.
According to the Redmond Police Department, Sherman was outside the house when officers arrived. According to police, Sherman was reportedly non-compliant and got into an altercation with officers. A K9 dog was deployed and he was taken into police custody shortly after.
Redmond Police said a secondary police unit, the Washington State Patrol, was also involved in the case. The State Patrol said troopers were called out early Wednesday morning for a one-sided collision on an exit ramp in the Seattle area in which Sherman’s vehicle reportedly hit a concrete barrier. The vehicle was abandoned in a nearby parking lot and a hit-and-run was issued due to the vehicle’s abandoned nature, according to the State Patrol. Officers checked the license plate number of the vehicle, which was related to the suspect.
Bail may be granted as soon as Sherman first appears in court, according to the King County Superior Court Clerk’s office.
Sherman’s wife, Ashley Morris, spoke to… the Seattle Times on Wednesdays.
“At this point, we’re not going to make any statements, other than that he hasn’t hurt anyone,” Moss said. “My children were not injured in the incident. He is a good person and this is not his character. We are doing well, we are trying to get him out. I want people to know that no one was hurt.”
The NFL released the following statement about Sherman:
“Free agents can sign with any team. The league investigates any incident involving law enforcement and if there is a violation of the personal conduct policy, the player can be punished.”
The NFL Players Association released the following statement regarding Sherman, who is vice president of the NFLPA’s executive committee:
“We were notified last night of an arrest of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol to protect and support all involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are known. made available to us.”
Sherman spent the first seven years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. The three-time All-Pro cornerback has played with the San Francisco 49ers for the past three seasons. Sherman’s contract expired after the 2020 season and he is currently a free agent.
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