911 calls describe scenes before Richard Sherman's arrest

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Did Richard Sherman get arrested?

Richard Sherman, the former Seattle Seahawks and San Fransisco 49ers star, was arrested in Redmond, Washington, after allegedly attempting to break into his in-laws' home, police said Wednesday. Sherman, 33, was booked in a Seattle jail and is suspected of crashing his vehicle earlier in the night. CBS NewsNFL star Richard Sherman arrested in Seattle on domestic violence charge

What team is Richard Sherman on?

Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and helped them win their first Super Bowl in 2014. He played with the San Francisco 49ers from 2018 to 2020. He is currently a free agent. NBC NewsNFL star Richard Sherman arrested on domestic violence charge

Is Richard Sherman married?

In 2018, he married Ashley Moss. who famously helped Sherman negotiate his contract with the 49ers in 2018 when he became his own agent. Sherman and Moss have two kids together. Sherman grew up in Los Angeles and played college football at Stanford under former 49ers coaches Jim Harbaugh and Vic Fangio. Sports IllustratedRichard Sherman Arrested for Burglary Domestic Violence, Denied Bail

How old is Richard Sherman?

Sherman, 33, married his longtime partner, Ashley Moss, in 2018. The couple has two children, a son and a daughter, and keep a home in the Seattle area. The Mercury NewsFormer 49er Richard Sherman arrested on domestic violence charge in Seattle

In 911 calls obtained by KIRO radio in Seattle, Richard Sherman's wife and her uncle describe scenes before his arrest Wednesday.

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The wife of Richard Sherman said in a 911 call that the star NFL cornerback had been drinking and was threatening to harm himself. 

In the 911 call, obtained by KIRO radio station in Seattle, Ashley Moss described a scene at her house.

"He’s trying to leave now. He’s being aggressive. He’s wrestling with my uncle," she told the dispatcher. "He’s threatening to kill himself. He’s sent text messages to people saying he’s going to hang himself."

Moss said Sherman had no weapons and asked police not to shoot him when they arrived.

"He’s said that if the police show up, he’ll try to fight them," she said.

Moss said that Sherman had drank two bottles of hard liquor and was trying to leave in his car, but she had shut off the gate.

NEW: A second 911 call placed by the uncle of Richard Sherman's wife continues to paint a picture of how events transpired in the hours before Sherman's arrest ⤵️https://t.co/oUw9ZxTP3B

A second 911 call by Moss' uncle followed the progress of Sherman as he apparently left in one car and she followed him. The uncle was in a different car.

Sherman was arrested later Wednesday on suspicion of "Burglary Domestic Violence," as well as charges of resisting arrest and malicious mischief, the Washington State Patrol confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said the domestic violence portion of the case stemmed from the house belonging to Sherman's in-laws.

Moss later told the Seattle Times that her husband did not hurt anyone during the incident.

“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Moss said. “My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character. We’re doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured.”

The Redmond Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that officers responded to a report of an in-progress burglary and found Sherman "attempting to force entry into a family member’s home."

Sherman attempted to walk away when notified he would be arrested and then "physically resisted" when officers made contact, police said, and a K9 team was deployed during the encounter outside the home.

Lowe said Sherman suffered a lower leg laceration from the police dog used in his arrest. 

The Washington State Patrol is also investigating Sherman as part of a separate incident in which he is alleged to have struck a cement barrier before arriving at the residence, police said in the statement. Troopers obtained a warrant for a blood draw after observing signs of possible impairment, police told USA TODAY Sports. 

Sherman, 33, played for the San Francisco 49ers the last three seasons and is an unrestricted free agent.

He spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks and the three-time All-Pro helped them win Super Bowl 48.

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NFL: Free agents can sign with any team, we investigate any incident involving law enforcement

NBC Sports - NFL 15 July, 2021 - 12:22am

Richard Sherman‘s arrest in Redmond, Washington for burglary domestic violence was followed by an NFLPA statement that did not mention him by name and the NFL has also released a statement that pertains to Sherman without directly referencing him on Wednesday.

Sherman is currently unsigned and the league’s statement concerned the eligibility of unsigned players to sign with teams while facing criminal charges.

“Free agents are eligible to sign with any team,” the league said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “The league investigates any incident involving law enforcement and if there is a violation of the personal conduct policy the player would be facing discipline.”

Teams may be free to sign players regardless of their legal issues, but there’s unlikely to be a hot market for players facing domestic violence charges. As long as Sherman remains in that category, it’s a good bet he’ll remain a free agent as well.

To the NFLPA, thanks Captain Obvious.

I don’t think Sherman was viewed by any team as an asset anyway. Not saying he wouldn’t have landed somewhere, but if teams thought he has gas in the tank, he would be on a roster right now. The latest developments will probably see Sherman retired from the nfl.

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Is Saints S Marcus Williams Worth a Big Contract Extension?

Sports Illustrated 14 July, 2021 - 05:08pm

Free safety Marcus Williams of the New Orleans Saints was one of ten NFL players to receive the franchise tag this year. It was only the third time that the Saints have used to tag on one of their players since 1993.

Only one of the ten players tagged, QB Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, has signed a contract extension.

If New Orleans and Williams cannot reach a new deal by Thursday afternoon, his 2021 salary will be approximately $10.6 million dollars and he could be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Williams is currently the tenth highest paid safety in the league, with Denver's Justin Simmons topping the list with an annual average of $15.25 million.

Spotrac.com has estimated that a contract extension for Marcus Williams would pay him an annual average of $13.5 million per season, putting him sixth on the current list of safeties.

The Saints recently signed elite OT Ryan Ramczyk to a record-breaking extension, but have several other players whose contracts will expire after the season.

Pro Bowl LT Terron Armstead is on the final year of his deal, as are quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, and shutdown CB Marshon Lattimore.

With the team's salary cap restrictions and several key players needing to be retained, several Saints fans are asking the question:

Williams was a second-round pick by the Saints in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Utah. He was voted to the NFL's All-Rookie team in 2017 when he intercepted 5 passes, broke up 10 others, and recorded 82 tackles.

Over his four years in the NFL, Williams has led his team in interceptions three times and picked off 14 passes. He’s broken up 33 throws, forced or recovered 3 fumbles, recorded a sack, and scored one defensive touchdown. 

Williams has also been a durable player for the Saints.  He’s started 67 games in the last four seasons, including playoffs, missing just four games with injury.

Williams has a slight build at 6’1” and 195-Lbs. and has struggled with his tackling at times. It’s an area he showed great improvement in 2020, both fundamentally and his angles to the ball carrier, getting credited for a career-low 3 missed tackles.

Along with fellow 2017 draftee Marshon Lattimore, Williams helped transform an abysmal secondary into a shutdown, ball-hawking unit.

The Saints ranked fifth in pass defense in 2020, holding opposing teams to under 60% completion percentage and leading the league with 18 interceptions.

Williams has as much range as any safety in the NFL. He’s an instinctive player who expertly baits opposing quarterbacks and has terrific closing speed to the throw. His 14 interceptions are the eighth most in the league over the last four years.

New Orleans released veteran CB Janoris Jenkins this offseason, leaving major question marks at cornerback. They used a third-round draft choice on Stanford CB Paulson Adebo and still have Lattimore, who could face a league suspension to start the year.

A safety with the range of Marcus Williams allows the Saints to be more aggressive with their coverage packages underneath.

His presence also eases the transition of breaking in inexperienced corners and can cover up for some coverage liabilities.

Marcus Williams has yet to earn a Pro Bowl bid, but he’s still highly respected in league circles and by his own team.

The only other players to receive a franchise tag in team history was QB Drew Brees and TE Jimmy Graham. In both instances, Saints would sign the players to a contract extension.

Putrid pass defense kept an explosive New Orleans out of the playoffs in 2014, 2015, and 2016. With young talent on both sides of the ball for more playoff runs, it's time for the Saints to extend Marcus Williams, then Marshon Lattimore, to keep an outstanding pass defense intact.

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Police: NFL's Richard Sherman tried to break in at in-laws'

Minneapolis Star Tribune 14 July, 2021 - 11:00am

SEATTLE — Former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he crashed his SUV in a suburban Seattle construction zone, tried to break in to his in-laws' home and then fought with officers, who used a police dog to apprehend him.

Sherman was booked into jail in Seattle on suspicion of resisting arrest, malicious mischief and residential burglary. The burglary charge is a felony that includes a domestic violence component because it was the home of relatives. Sherman did not enter the home, strike or try to hit any family members, authorities said.

"At this time, we're going to make no statements, except he didn't harm anybody," Sherman's wife, Ashley Moss, told The Seattle Times. "My kids were not harmed in the incident. He's a good person and this is not his character. We're doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured."

It wasn't immediately clear if Sherman had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., the Washington State Patrol received a 911 call from a construction crew working along a freeway east of Seattle. The caller said an apparently intoxicated driver had entered the closed construction zone. As the vehicle left the area, it struck a barricade, causing significant damage on the driver's side, Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said at a news conference.

The car drove a short distance before it was completely disabled, Mead said.

Just before 2 a.m., Redmond police received a 911 call from the in-laws' home, reporting that Sherman was trying to break in, Police Chief Darrell Lowe said.

Officers and state troopers responded and tried to calm the situation by developing a rapport with the football star, authorities said. One trooper told Sherman how, as a teenager, he worked as a valet and once parked Sherman's car.

It initially seemed to work, but Sherman's demeanor changed when the officers told him he was under arrest, Lowe said. He began walking away rapidly and fought as police tried to take him into custody; a K-9 officer working as backup released the dog to subdue him.

Sherman got minor cuts to his lower leg and was treated at a hospital before being taken to jail, where he will stay until an initial court hearing expected Thursday. A judge will determine if there is probable cause to believe he committed a crime.

While Sherman was at the hospital, troopers obtained a warrant for a blood draw to test for substances, Mead said. Results were pending, but the state patrol was recommending charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

"We're very fortunate," Mead said. "These crews are out working at night at great risk to themselves, and here you have an impaired driver or suspected impaired driver who placed not only other motorists at risk, but those people that are doing construction at risk."

The NFL said in a statement about Sherman that it "investigates any incident involving law enforcement and if there is a violation of the personal conduct policy the player would be facing discipline."

Sherman, 33, become a Seattle sports legend during seven seasons with Seahawks. The cornerback was a star in their run to a 2014 Super Bowl victory, making a game-saving play to deflect a pass in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.

He left the Seahawks after the 2017 season and played three seasons with San Francisco. He is now a free agent.

The NFL Players Association said the union was monitoring the situation.

"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," a union statement said.

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