Yet Another Professional Athlete Turns To Criminal Life

As reported by Adam Schefter, Richard Sherman, a free-agent cornerback, was arrested this past Wednesday morning and denied bail in the wake of being charged with burglary domestic violence in Seattle, Washington.

The Seahawks Insider for NBC Sports Northwest, Joe Fann, also reported that the ordeal is being reportedly investigated as a felony.

As reported by ESPN, a person speaking for the Redmond (Washington) Police Department stated that a person dialed emergency services at roughly 2 a.m. PT Wednesday morning and reported that an adult male family member was trying to break into a house in which he was not a resident. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found the suspect outside of the house where he attempted to fight with police before finally being subdued, arrested, and transported to a local hospital. As reported by ESPN, it “is standard procedure for suspects of domestic violence until they can appear before a judge.”

“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,” stated the NFLPA in a release. “We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”

Currently, Sherman is the vice president of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee.

For the past three seasons, Sherman has been with the San Francisco 49ers, after he spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. Sherman is currently a five-time Pro Bowler and is slated to be a future Hall of Famer.

In statements issued back in May, Sherman stated to ESPN that the possibility for a return to Seattle was not entirely off the table.

“It’s always in the cards. I spend my entire offseason in Seattle. It’s where I live. That’s where my family is. So it’s never out of the cards,” stated Sherman. “Pete (Carroll) and I have had conversations throughout the offseason. Everything needs to shake out right. They’re still figuring things out, I’m still figuring things out but it’s definitely not out of the cards. There’s no bad blood there between them and I, and it’s a cool opportunity.”

Sherman first gained his renown in the NFL as a strong shutdown corner when he was drafted by Seattle directly out of Stanford. he has been to three Super Bowls, and has won one with the Seahawks back in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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