Richard Sherman's father-in-law pepper-sprayed him during altercation, police say

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Did Richard Sherman go to jail?

Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman has been released from jail and charged with multiple misdemeanors. Here's how the story unfolded. Sherman arrived at the Seattle Correctional Facility at 6:08 Wednesday morning and was booked for "Burglary Domestic Violence," according to King County public record. Sports IllustratedRichard Sherman Released from Jail, Charged with Misdemeanors

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More news surfaced on Thursday surrounding Richard Sherman’s arrest.

Sherman’s father-in-law, Raymond Moss, apparently had a handgun in his possession and he shot pepper spray at the former All-Pro cornerback, according to the police report.

Moss was trying to protect his family as Sherman was trying to break down the door to enter his in-laws’ home. Moss told investigators that the NFL star partially broke in the door by repeatedly hitting it with his shoulder. 

Moss said that Sherman called out, "Come through, Ray!" in a threatening tone of voice.

"The family began to yell in fear," Moss told police officers. "I used pepper spray on Sherman's face through the partially opened door as he was still banging and attempting to gain entry. I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family."

A 911 call obtained by KIRO revealed alarming details leading to Sherman’s arrest. Moss, who placed the call, could be heard telling the dispatcher that her husband was "drunk" and had threatened to commit suicide. She noted that he was being "aggressive" and had gotten "physical" with a family member.

Moss expressed her concern for Sherman’s safety, telling the dispatcher that he was not armed. She also said he had consumed two bottles of liquor.

Sherman is being investigated for two incidents that occurred in the early morning hours of July 14. State police received a report of a possibly impaired driver at around 1:26 a.m. 

The driver of the vehicle, which was registered to Sherman, crashed into a construction site somewhere along Highway 520 before driving off. The damaged vehicle was found less than a mile away, abandoned.

Redmond police received another call just before 2 a.m. about a burglary in process. Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said at a news conference Wednesday that police approached Sherman outside the residence and talked for around 10 minutes before informing him that he would be getting arrested, at which point he tried to leave.

Lowe said a police dog was used to help arrest him and Sherman suffered a cut on his lower leg as a result. He noted that the front door of the home was significantly damaged.

Lowe also clarified that the domestic violence burglary charge was due to Sherman's relationship with the residence’s owners -- his in-laws -- and not because of "violence against any family member significant other." 

Sherman, 33, is a free agent. He spent seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before playing three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

 The NFLPA issued a statement Wednesday saying it was aware of the 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," read the statement, posted on Twitter. "We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us."

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Father-in-law says he pepper-sprayed NFL pro Richard Sherman during attempted break-in

Daily Mail 15 July, 2021 - 07:53pm

By Associated Press and Natasha Anderson For Dailymail.Com

Richard Sherman's father says he armed himself with a handgun and fired pepper-spray at the cornerback in effort to protect his family when the NFL pro drunkenly tried to bust in the door of the Moss family home.

Raymond Moss told investigators that the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star, 33, partially broke in the door by repeatedly ramming it with his shoulder.  

He claims his son-in-law was banging on the door and called out, 'Come through, Ray!' in a hostile and threatening tone.

According to the statement Moss gave police, his family was yelled out in fear as he demanded Sherman stop.

'I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family,' Moss told authorities.

Sherman was arrested early Wednesday after the incident at Moss' home in Redmond, Washington. 

He was released on his own recognizance on Thursday and ordered to have no contact with his father-in-law Moss.  

Raymond Moss (left), father-in-law of Richard Sherman (right), says he armed himself with a handgun and fired pepper-spray at the NFL pro in effort to protect his family as Sherman drunkenly tried to break down the door of his family's home

Sherman´s wife, Ashley Moss (right), called 911 late Tuesday to report that he was being belligerent, had threatened to kill himself and drove after drinking two bottles of hard alcohol

Moss told investigators that Sherman partially broke in the door of the family home (pictured above) by repeatedly ramming it with his shoulder. He also banged on the door repeatedly and called out, 'Come through, Ray!' in a hostile and threatening tone

Sherman's wife, Ashley Moss, had called 911 late Tuesday to report that he was being belligerent, had threatened to kill himself and was driving away after drinking two bottles of hard alcohol. 

Police say Sherman had crashed his car in a construction zone around 1.30am, about half-an-hour before the attempted break-in. 

A 911 caller told dispatchers that an apparently intoxicated driver had entered the closed construction zone and as it left the area, struck a barricade, causing significant damage on the driver´s side before becoming completely disabled.

Sherman is facing several charges, including one on suspicion of resisting arrest, malicious mischief and burglary domestic violence, ESPN reports. 

The Washington State Patrol says the agency would also recommend charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run. 

Sherman was denied bail, however, a spokesperson for the the Redmond Police Department says is standard procedure for suspects of domestic violence until they appear before a judge.

At an initial hearing on Thursday - which Sherman was not required to attend - a judge agreed to release him on his own recognizance because this was his first offense.  

'I see Mr. Sherman is a pillar in this community, he's a business owner, he's a husband, he's a father... I'm gonna release Mr. Sherman,' Superior Court Judge Fa'amomoi Masaniai said.

The judge placed several conditions on Sherman's release - including that he have no contact with his father-in-law and that he avoid drinking alcohol and doing drugs.  

Prior to the attempted break-in, Sherman allegedly crashed his car in a construction zone in the area of Highway 520 near the exit for 148th Ave

When asked about the incident, Ashley Moss said she wouldn't be making any formal statements, but did note that her husband (pictured with his kids) did not harm anyone

During this hearing a judge will determine if there was probable cause for an arrest and can also set bail.

When asked about the incident, Ashley Moss told The Seattle Times that she wouldn't be making any formal statements. However, she did note that her husband did not harm anyone.

'He didn't harm anybody,' Ashley Moss said Wednesday. '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. 

Wednesday's arrest comes after King County prosecutors and the sheriff obtained an 'extreme risk protection order' for Sherman in February. 

A judge determined Sherman posed a danger to himself or others and barred him from having guns.

Details of the case were sealed, and it was not immediately clear if any weapons had been seized from him.

Sherman (above) is facing several charges, including one on suspicion of resisting arrest, malicious mischief and burglary domestic violence

The Washington State Patrol (WSP Capt. Ron Mead pictured above) says the agency would also recommend charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run

Sherman was booked into the King County Correctional Facility (pictured above) Wednesday following the incident. He was denied bail which police say is standard procedure for suspects of domestic violence until they appear before a judge 

Sherman (pictured with his wife) is scheduled to have an initial hearing Thursday at 2:30 pm Pacific time. During this hearing a judge will determine if there was probable cause for an arrest and can also set bail

Sherman became 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.

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John Lynch: 49ers will provide support to Richard Sherman and his wife

NBC Sports 15 July, 2021 - 07:53pm

Although Richard Sherman no longer plays for the 49ers, General Manager John Lynch has reached out to Sherman and his wife after the events of the last 48 hours, which saw Sherman arrested for trying to break into his wife’s parents’ home, and Ashley Sherman call 911 to report that Richard Sherman was suicidal.

Lynch told reporters today that he is concerned about both Richard and Ashley and has reached out to the family to let them know that the 49ers can provide resources to them.

“They’re good people,” Lynch said of Richard and Ashley. “Just praying that they find their way through this and we’ll support them any way we can.”

Lynch and the 49ers signed Sherman to a three-year contract in 2018. He is currently a free agent.

Sherman remains incarcerated and will appear before a judge this afternoon.

His postgame outburst to Erin Andrews makes more sense now.

I would like to know what exactly happened.

Who’s supporting the parents that got terrorized on this rampage?

what an incredibly humane thing to say.

Why??!! Lynch this isn’t the right incident to do a PR stunt. Stick to football.

I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.

Come on man. He’s a pro athlete. The rules and laws don’t apply to him.

This is what a mature, compassionate organization and the people associated with it do. They recognize that good people can have rough times and offer to help, instead of doing nothing other than talking about how such episodes indicate the overall character of a person.

good thing for a team to do and frankly maybe should …. for players past and present who ask for it as may saves lives and embarrassing incidents such as this out of the news as perhaps the league and union should discuss and form a monetary pool for such needs when required

He’s obviously in trouble. Hopefully he gets the help he needs

@Gibson45 – You’re “sure” huh? I’m sure I’m relieved that you’re on top of this with your assumptions.

Gibson45 isn’t really a psychologist, but he did stay at a holiday inn express last night probably.

Yea right. That’s why he remained unsigned for the off-season. Lol

I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.

“Sherm. You needed to have a fall guy with you that evening,” – Cris Carter

The same support they showed Kaepernick? Everyone seems to forget it was the Niners who got rid of Karpernick.

Classy move by the Niners organization.

Class move by the 49’ers. (And I despise the 49’ers.)

If only they would have run Marshawn in the SB. Patriots/Carrol/Russ are still in this dudes head.

Odd you go after the other guy for not knowing what happened but are sure the parents are receiving some kind of support. How would you have any idea about that? It’s a nice gesture for the Niners to offer to help Sherman but there are other people who may need help who are hurting specifically due to Sherman. Probably would have been better for Lynch to say they’re offering help for all involved.

First class move by the 9ERS

Lynch and the 49ers didn’t have to offer as Sherman was no longer their player. Classy move and I hope the Shermans can take up the help.

He lives in Seattle. All this came down there. He won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks. Where’s the local love and concern?

49ers are saying exactly what they should.

Sounds like Richard needs to give up alcohol

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Judge orders NFL's Richard Sherman released without bail

Associated Press 15 July, 2021 - 07:53pm

King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai found probable cause that Sherman committed criminal trespassing, malicious mischief, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors did not ask the judge for a finding on a felony residential burglary allegation for which he was initially booked. They have not yet filed charges.

Masaniai declined to set $10,000 bail as prosecutors requested. The judge called Sherman, who did not attend the hearing, a “pillar of the community” and noted that it was presumed he would be released because this was his first arrest. He ordered that Sherman not have contact with his father-in-law and that he not use alcohol or nonprescription drugs.

“I love and support my husband," Sherman's wife, Ashley Sherman, said in a statement after the hearing. "I am committed to helping Richard get the support and care that he needs. Richard has always been a loving father and husband. And we are looking forward to seeing him at home with his family.”

Sherman was belligerent, had been drinking heavily and had spoken of killing himself when he left his home in the Seattle suburb of Maple Valley late Tuesday, according to police reports. Ashley Sherman called 911 to try to have police stop him.

He was arrested early Wednesday after police said he crashed his car in a construction zone along a busy highway east of Seattle and then tried to break into his in-laws’ home in the suburb of Redmond.

His father-in-law, Raymond Moss, told officers that he armed himself with a handgun and fired pepper-spray at the NFL cornerback to protect his family as Sherman tried to bust in the door with his shoulder.

“The family began to yell in fear,” Moss told police. “I used pepper spray on Sherman’s face through the partially opened door as he was still banging and attempting to gain entry. I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family.”

Officers were cautious about arresting Sherman because of his size, strength and belligerence, according to police reports released Thursday. After trying to deescalate the situation, they decided to use less-lethal force after warning Sherman that they would if he didn’t comply with their orders.

They could not use a Taser because they worried about igniting whatever chemical Sherman’s father-in-law had sprayed him with and could not fire a bean-bag round because they were too close to him. Instead, they released a police dog, which bit his ankle and caused a minor cut, as other officers wrestled with him on the ground, the reports say.

In February, King County prosecutors and the sheriff obtained an “extreme risk protection order” for Sherman, which barred him from having guns after a judge determined he posed a danger to himself or others. Details of the case were sealed, and it was not immediately clear if any weapons had been seized from him.

Ashley Sherman told police her husband had been on anti-depressants and was receiving mental health counseling.

At Thursday’s hearing, Sherman’s attorney, Cooper Offenbecher, did not contest that probable cause existed for the arrest. But he said Sherman should be released without bail, noting his good works in the community, including founding the Blanket Coverage Foundation, a charity that provides low-income students with school supplies and clothes.

“Richard Sherman is among the best in our community,” Offenbecher said. “He is a good person and a good soul. He is taking these allegations very seriously.”

Sherman, 33, became 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.

Sherman, 33, is being held without bail until he appears in front of a judge on Thursday.

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NFL player Richard Sherman released after arrest

Associated Press 15 July, 2021 - 07:41pm

Door ramming led to Richard Sherman being pepper sprayed: Father-in-law

Newsweek 15 July, 2021 - 04:23pm

The Associated Press obtained the police statement, which also indicated Sherman's father-in-law armed himself with a handgun during the melee.

The report, which had not been available publicly before Thursday, said Raymond Moss—father of Sherman's wife Ashley—told investigators the NFL star damaged his home's door while ramming it with his shoulder.

"The family began to yell in fear," Raymond Moss said, according to the report. "I used pepper spray on Sherman's face through the partially opened door as he was still banging and attempting to gain entry. I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family."

During a 911 call placed during the incident, Ashley Sherman told the dispatcher her husband was at her in-laws' home and "being aggressive. He's wrestling with my uncle. He's threatening to kill himself."

After police arrived on the scene, Sherman got into a physical alteration with the officers when they tried to arrest him. A police dog was released to subdue him, and Sherman suffered minor scrapes to his leg. He was treated at a hospital before being booked at the jail.

"At this time, we're going to make no statements, except he didn't harm anybody," Ashley Sherman told The Seattle Times on Wednesday. "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."

King County prosecutors and the sheriff had previously obtained an "extreme risk protection order" for Sherman in February, which barred him from possessing guns. That order was granted after a judge determined he posed a danger to himself or others. Further details of that sealed case have not been made public, and it is not known if any weapons had been taken from him.

Sherman remained in custody at the King County jail ahead of his scheduled court appearance on Thursday. During the hearing, a district court judge will make a probable cause determination and decide on charges. A bail decision may also be made.

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