Richard Sherman is one of the more outspoken players in the NFL. But after an incident in the early morning hours yesterday, the All-Pro cornerback is gonna have a lot of explaining to do.
Sherman was placed under arrest around 6 AM near Seattle and booked into the King County Correctional Center. According to public records Sherman is being investigated on suspicion of burglary domestic violence and, as of late Wednesday, the former Seahawk has been denied bail.
Sherman was taken into custody after police responded to a 911 call around 2 AM from a resident which stated that a man who did not live in the home was trying to force his way inside. The home reportedly belongs to Sherman’s in-laws and after police arrived, a police dog would be used in the apprehension. Sherman, who’d sustain lacerations to his leg, was then taken to the hospital before being booked. Geesh.
Now, Sherman happens to be vice president of the NFL Players Association—and they’d release a statement that read: “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 33-year-old Sherman is currently a free agent and this arrest, along with his role in the NFLPA, could make matters complicated for the cornerback. He’s set to appear before a judge today and, we’ll keep you updated as the situation continues to unfold.