Star NFL defensive back Richard Sherman was arrested earlier this week. He faces five charges for his recent actions regarding a torrent visit to an in-law’s home in Seattle. The clip below shows Sherman’s attempt to break into the Washington home.
This moment comes after Sherman reportedly crashed his car earlier in the night along a busy highway near Seattle. He later resisted arrest during an altercation with the local authorities. Police on the scene said that Sherman eventually calmed and grew compliant. The judge granted his release on Thursday, provided that he does not get in contact with his father-in-law, possess a weapon, consume alcohol, or take non-prescription drugs.
According to his wife, the free-agent cornerback was drunk the night of his arrest and had reportedly threatened suicide. In the attempt to break into his father-in-law’s home, Raymond Moss resorted to using pepper spray with a firearm in hand to dissolve the situation. The charges facing Richard Sherman concern domestic violence, trespassing, mischief, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and a DUI. He took to Twitter on Friday afternoon expressing remorse for his actions.
Richard Sherman’s NFL Career
Selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft, Richard Sherman entered the league as an overlooked talent. Shortly, he made a name for himself as one of the best defensive players around. He played a key role in Seattle’s Superbowl 48 victory over the Denver Broncos. Though he’d grow a reputation for arrogance and overconfidence, it never got in the way of his team’s success. In fact, you could argue that with the Seahawks, his attitude played directly into the fabric of the team’s identity.
An Achilles injury during the 2017 season would mark the end of his prime. However, he still proved as a valuable asset to a team. Joining the San Fransisco 49ers in 2018, he helped them reach Superbowl 54. Now a free agent again, some have wondered how or why he has remained on the open market. But given the charges filed against him, it may be a while before we see Richard Sherman on the field again.