Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe explained during a press conference on Wednesday that Richard Sherman “physically resisted” police and both he and police suffered minor injuries in the altercation.
Sherman also has been charged with malicious mischief relating to damage caused to the door of the home he was trying to enter. The home is owned by Sherman’s “in-laws.”
There were no other injuries outside of Sherman and the police officer.
Police say that Sherman was amicable for up to 10 minutes. Although, after being told that he would be placed under arrest, Sherman tried to walk away and resisted arrest, which is why a K-9 was used to subdue him.
Sherman could be subject to misdemeanor charges of hit and run and DUI, pending the results of his blood draw.
Sherman was involved in what police called a “pretty significant side-impact collision of the vehicle” after his car struck a barrier.
The accident happened in a construction zone and a worker called 911 about the potential impairment of the driver.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Washington State Police also are investigating Richard Sherman in connection to a hit and run and damage to state Department of Transportation property.
According to Schefter, state police have said that at around 1:00 am PT, they received a report of a single-car incident involving a car that struck a concrete barrier.
Schefter says that the driver of the vehicle was able to drive the vehicle off the exit and abandoned it in a nearby parking lot. The vehicle is reportedly registered to Sherman.
Sherman hasn’t been formally changed yet and will not be until Thursday afternoon when he appears in King County District Court. He will remain at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.
Washington State Police are recommending additional charges of DUI and hit and run Sherman, per Matt Barrows. Both of which are considered to be misdemeanors.
Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, tells the Seattle Times:
“He didn’t harm anybody. 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.”
Adam Schefter reports that free agent CB Richard Sherman was arrested at 6:08 Wednesday morning in Seattle for burglary domestic violence, which is being investigated as a felony. According to Schefter, Sherman was denied bail.
A spokesman for the Redmond (Washington) Police Department tells ESPN that a 911 call from the residence was received at 2 am PT. The person making the call said that an adult male family member who did not live at the residence was attempting to force his way into the home.
Police later arrived and located the individual outside of the home and he fount with police before eventually being apprehended and taken to a local hospital to be checked. From there, he was booked into the King County Correctional Facility.
The spokesman said that no one in the residence was injured.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Sherman was subdued by a police K9 after trying to break into a family member’s home in Redmond, WA.
Joe Fann posted the King County public record of Sherman’s being booked:
News: King County public records show that Richard Sherman has been booked for “Burglary Domestic Violence.”
The “INV” means it’s being investigated as a felony. pic.twitter.com/kz5qZp051S
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) July 14, 2021
The NFLPA issued the following statement regarding Sherman, who is one of their VPs on the executive committee:
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) July 14, 2021
Sherman has been waiting for the right opportunity to surface for him this offseason and has been linked to the Saints and Seahawks among others.
Sherman, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2011. He was entering the final of his five-year, $58.789 million contract when the Seahawks released him during the 2018 offseason.
The 49ers signed him to a three-year, $39.15 million contract and has been testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
In 2020, Sherman appeared in five games for the 49ers and recorded 18 tackles, one interception, and a pass defense.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2021 NFL Free Agents list.