Why is Richard Sherman in jail?
Former Seahawks All-Pro and franchise icon Richard Sherman is in King County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence. Records from the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle show Redmond police officers booked the free-agent cornerback and Seahawks Super Bowl winner into King County jail at 6:08 a.m. Tacoma News TribuneEx-Seahawk Richard Sherman in jail on suspicion of domestic violence, court date next
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
Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was booked at 6:08 a.m. local time Wednesday at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle and is being investigated for burglary domestic violence, which is a felony charge, according to public records.
Records state he was denied bail, but a spokesman for the Redmond (Washington) Police Department told ESPN that is standard procedure for suspects of domestic violence until they can appear before a judge.
The Washington State Police also are investigating Sherman for a separate incident that happened an hour earlier Wednesday. Sherman is being investigated by the state police in connection to a hit-and-run and damage to state Department of Transportation property, a spokesman told ESPN.
The spokesman for the Redmond PD said a 911 call from the residence was received at 2 a.m. PT. The person calling said that an adult male family member who did not live at the residence was attempting to force his way into the home.
When police arrived, the suspect was outside the home. He fought with police but was eventually apprehended and taken to a local hospital to be checked. After he was cleared medically, he was booked into the King County Correctional Facility.
The spokesman said no one at the residence was injured.
The Washington State Police received a report of a single-car accident at approximately 1 a.m. PT. The car, which was registered to Sherman, had struck a concrete barrier and was abandoned in a nearby parking lot.
In the course of trying to track down Sherman on a blood search warrant, which was sought to determine whether he was impaired related to the hit-and-run, state police then were in touch with Redmond police. They ended up at the scene of the 911 call and identified Sherman on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and he has not yet been criminally charged in relation to the alleged domestic violence or hit-and-run.
Sherman also is a vice president of the NFL Players Association's 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 NFLPA said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us."
Sherman has been selected to five Pro Bowls and is a three-time first-team All-Pro in his 10 NFL seasons.
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14 July, 2021 - 02:46pm
July 14, 2021 | 3:46pm | Updated July 14, 2021 | 5:18pm
Richard Sherman’s Wednesday arrest in Seattle included a police K9 unit.
The five-time Pro Bowler was booked for “burglary domestic violence” in Redmond, Wash., where he was taken down by a police K9 unit after attempting to break into a family member’s home, according to a Redmond Police Department spokesperson, per TMZ. Sherman is also being investigated for a possible DUI and hit-and-run, according to multiple reports, after a car registered to Sherman was involved in a single-car crash involving a construction-zone barrier.
Redmond public information officer James Perry told NBC Sports Bay Area that no one was injured and that he did not believe Sherman made it into the house.
Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, confirmed that information to the Seattle Times.
“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Moss told the paper. “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.”
Upon arrival to the scene, after receiving a 911 call from family inside the home, police told the website Sherman became uncooperative and combative during questioning.
Police brought in a K9 to help capture Sherman, who allegedly fought with officers on the scene.
“He was cleared medically at a hospital before being booked into jail,” Perry said. “So I believe there was some precautionary treatment after being contacted by the dog. I have to believe any injuries were very minor.”
Washington State Patrol is also involved in the felony case, according to the Redmond P.D. spokesperson, who told TMZ that Sherman allegedly crashed his vehicle before he took off on foot for home.
Following news of his arrest, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on “SportsCenter” that the 49ers were “taken aback and surprised” over the arrest.
The NFLPA, for which Sherman is one of the vice presidents on the executive committee, released a statement shortly after his arrest.
“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.”
The free-agent cornerback spent the last three seasons with the 49ers, and missed the last 11 games last season due to a calf strain.
The legal news could put a big damper on Sherman’s hopes of being signed by a club for the coming season.