NFL free-agent Richard Sherman arrested on suspicion of burglary, domestic violence

NFL free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has been arrested for burglary domestic violence. The former Seahawks and 49ers cornerback played only five games for San Francisco in 2020 due to a calf strain. He is unsigned ahead of the ’21 season.

Sherman was denied bail, but a spokesperson for the Redmond, Washington Police Department told ESPN this is standard procedure for those suspected of domestic violence until they appear before a judge. which will occur Thursday afternoon. The alleged crime is being investigated as a felony.

A spokesperson from Redmond PD said a 911 call was placed from a residence at 2 a.m. PT, and the individual said an adult male family member who did not live there was trying to get into the home. who police discovered was Sherman, who reportedly fought with the police but was eventually apprehended. Sherman was booked into the King County Correctional Facility once he was medically cleared. Sherman is also being investigated “in connection to a hit and run, and damage to state Department of Transportation property.” The alleged incident occurred when a car struck a concrete barrier.

NFLPA released a statement on the matter Wednesday:  “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. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”

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