NFL free agent defensive back Richard Sherman is in hot water after he was arrested just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning for, “burglary domestic violence,” for which he was additionally denied bail. Per the report, Sherman’s arrest is being investigated as a felony offense and now more details have emerged, via ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Per Schefter, a 911 call from a residence in Seattle was made at 2 a.m. PT. An adult male family member that did not live at the at the residence was attempting to force his way into the home, according to what a police spokesman told ESPN. The suspect was located outside of the home when police arrive and fought them, but was eventually apprehended and taken to the hospital before booking, according to ESPN.
ESPN’s additional details also revealed that it is standard procedure for suspects in a domestic violence incident until they go before a judge.
Shortly after news broke of the arrest, the NFL Players Association released a statement saying it was aware of the arrest and it was monitoring the situation.
“We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have 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.”
It’s not clear if this arrest will have an impact on Sherman’s future in the league but there is still currently a cloud of uncertainty when it comes to that. Sherman has been a free agent for quite some time now and there have not been much as far as rumors to where he could sign, other than a recent release of odds on Sherman’s new home.
Sherman spent the 2020 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, his third year with the franchise. But Sherman had to battle a calf injury all season long, which resulted in him playing just five games on the year. Sherman recorded 18 tackles, one for loss, and one interception during his 2020 season. He was released by the team in February.
In his 10 seasons playing in the NFL, Sherman has made five Pro Bowl rosters and been All-Pro five times, three of which were First Team selections. With the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman was a Pro Bowler and Second Team All-Pro in 2019. Sherman just finished his third season with the 49ers, which was also the final year on his contract that paid him a base salary of $8 million this year, according to Spotrac.