NFL cornerback and former Seahawks star, Richard Sherman, was arrested in Seattle earlier this week during a troubling incident. He’d allegedly hit a barrier with his car which he then left in a parking lot nearby. About a day after the first news that he was in police custody came out we got that infamous video of him outside of his in-law’s house. Now we’ve gotten word that Sherman was officially charged with 5 different counts. Sherman has already issued a public statement on the matter as well!
What Is Sherman Being Charged With?
The 5 charges that Sherman is facing are, driving while under the influence, (the famous DUI), reckless endangerment of roadway workers, criminal trespass in the second degree referring to domestic violence, resisting arrest, and malicious mischief in the third degree again with regards to a domestic violence issue. On his part, Sherman addressed the situation saying,
“I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted.”
The Infamous 9-1-1 Call
Besides the video that has been making the rounds on social media, there’s also an audiotape allegedly of Sherman’s wife calling 9-1-1. In the call, she details Sherman’s late-night escapade on that day. Claiming Sherman had drunk two bottles of hard liquor. The call essentially details what was going on inside the house when Sherman was yelling and knocking on the front door. At one point Sherman’s wife mentions,
“It’s Richard Sherman! Like, ma’am, this is, like, a f***ing emergency! I need officers here now!”
The Actual Arrest
By the time that we got word of the incident on Wednesday morning, Sherman was already in police custody. However, getting from point A, which was yelling at his in-laws’ front door to, point B, getting arrested wasn’t easy.
It’s speculated that police had to subdue Sherman with police dogs to be able to get him down on the ground and arrest him. With how things have played out in altercations between folks and police recently, it was probably a good thing they used the dogs. Otherwise, we could be telling a completely different story!
What Sherman’s Immediate Future Looks Like
Sherman was released without bail on Thursday. This has some people scratching their heads. Particularly as rumors surfaced that Sherman at one point was threatening to take his own life. However, he essentially hasn’t been deemed mentally unfit or a potential flight risk in any case by local authorities.
He’ll have to appear in court maybe even later today to address the counts that he is facing. He is expected to plead not guilty to the 5 counts that were made against him!