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What we know about the arrest of Richard Sherman

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Former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested by Redmond (WA) police on Wednesday on suspicion of burglary domestic violence. As is standard procedure in the state of Washington, domestic violence suspects are always held without bail until they can appear before a judge.

More details have since emerged about the alleged incident along with additional legal problems Sherman could be facing. Here is what we know so far.

The official police statement

Redmond Police arrested a 33-year-old male early this morning for investigation of domestic violence residential burglary. The suspect has been identified as Richard Sherman.

At 11:26 PM on Tuesday, July 13, Redmond Police were notified by the King County Sheriff’s Office that Sherman was possibly traveling to Redmond. At approximately 1:49 AM on Wednesday, July 14, Redmond police officers were called to a residence for a reported in-progress burglary. Sherman was attempting to force entry into a family member’s home.

Officers arrived and located Sherman outside the home. The suspect fought with officers while being taken into custody, resulting in a Redmond K9 team being deployed to assist in gaining control.

Police also said that Sherman did suffer a leg laceration after contact with the K9 and he was taken to a local hospital.

No charges have actually been filed yet against Sherman

As of this writing, Sherman hasn’t actually been charged with felony domestic violence. He is currently being held at the King County Correctional Facility and can’t be formally charged with anything until he appears before a judge on Thursday afternoon.

Sherman is also being investigated for suspected hit and run, DUI

The Redmond Police Department’s statement also added that Washington State Police were at the scene when Sherman was arrested.

“The individual is suspected of leaving his severely damaged vehicle on foot after striking a cement barrier to an SR-520 off ramp prior to him arriving at the residence.”

Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, and Redmond Police both said no one at the residence was harmed or injured

Moss told the Seattle Times:

“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except 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.”

Redmond Police:

The resident where the incident took place was his wife’s parents’

The NFL Players Association has released a statement

Sherman, who remained unsigned throughout free agency, is vice president of the NFLPA Executive Committee, which is why the association commented on 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,” the statement read. “We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”


Any more important, clearly necessary to report details concerning Sherman will either be placed in this column or in a separate post.

Based on the information that has surfaced, it is undoubtedly a sad and troubling situation and you Sherman gets the help he needs, that his family is safe and alright, and that a day like today never happens again.