Richard Sherman arrested on burglary domestic violence charge
14th July 2021

Five-time NFL Pro Bowler Richard Sherman was arrested and booked for “burglary domestic violence” in Seattle Wednesday morning, King County (Wash.) records show.

Sherman, 33, was denied bail. The incident is being investigated as a felony.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on “SportsCenter” that police received a 911 call from a residence where “an adult male family member who did not live there was attempting to force his way into the home.” Schefter said the charge translates to entering premises “with intent to commit a crime.” Sherman has to remain in jail until he can appear before a judge.

The free agent cornerback — who recently spoke of a possible return to Seattle, where he currently lives — spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, playing under their former defensive coordinator and new Jets head coach Robert Saleh.

The 49ers were “taken aback” by Sherman’s arrested, Schefter reported.

The NFLPA released a statement about Sherman, who is one of the vice presidents of the NFLPA executive committee.

“We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved,” the statement read. “We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”

Sherman spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Seahawks after they selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLVIII with Seattle.

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