Richard Sherman, N.F.L. Cornerback, Arrested

Richard Sherman, the free-agent cornerback who is without doubt one of the most seen stars within the N.F.L., was arrested early Wednesday morning in Redmond, Wash. and booked into jail after the police mentioned he tried to interrupt down the door and enter the home of his in-laws.

He is accused of “burglary domestic violence,” as a result of he is aware of the individuals on the residence, however there is no such thing as a indication that he bodily harmed anybody.

Sherman, who has been in jail since Wednesday morning, has not been charged or arraigned in entrance of a decide. He will probably seem in court docket on Thursday.

Sherman, a 10-year N.F.L. veteran, performed the previous three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and was on the Seattle Seahawks earlier than that.

According to Chief Darrell Lowe of the Redmond police division, officers had been referred to as shortly earlier than 2 a.m. as a result of Sherman was making an attempt to forcibly enter a house. The police mentioned they talked to Sherman amiably, and that one officer knew Sherman from a job as a valet.

But when the officers tried to position him beneath arrest, Sherman walked away from them, in response to Lowe. Sherman and law enforcement officials bought right into a bodily altercation and a police canine was deployed to assist subdue him, Lowe mentioned.

Lowe mentioned an officer sustained minor scrapes and Sherman went to a hospital with minor accidents on his decrease leg and ankle.

The residence Sherman tried to enter belonged to the dad and mom of his spouse. According to the police account, 4 adults had been current on the residence.

Sherman didn’t have bodily contact with anybody moreover the officers, however Lowe mentioned he had a “verbal altercation” with a number of the individuals on the residence earlier than the police arrived. The housebreaking part of the reserving cost was as a result of he tried to enter a house that was not his, and the home violence part was as a result of he had a relationship to the occupants of the house by means of his spouse.

Police even have accused Sherman of malicious mischief as a result of they mentioned he broken the door of the house.

Sherman doesn’t have an agent. Members of his rapid household didn’t reply to telephone calls.

It is unclear if Sherman has retained a lawyer.

His spouse, Ashley, who married Sherman in 2018, informed The Seattle Times Wednesday: “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.”

Sherman can be being investigated in connection to a single-vehicle collision that occurred shortly earlier than he was arrested.

Ron Mead, a captain with the Washington State Patrol, mentioned that at 1:26 a.m. police acquired a report from a building employee of a collision on state freeway 520, which runs by means of Redmond. The building employee mentioned a automotive had been pushed right into a building zone and struck a concrete barrier earlier than later driving off.

Troopers investigating the crash discovered Sherman’s automotive in a industrial parking zone a couple of half-mile away from the development zone. Mead mentioned that there was intensive injury to the driver-side door and tire, and that the automotive was pushed till it couldn’t be pushed anymore.

The parking zone is about two miles away from the residence the place Sherman was arrested. Lowe mentioned that it’s believed that Sherman walked to the residence.

Police obtained a search warrant for a blood pattern as a result of they believed he might have been driving beneath the affect, Mead mentioned. The outcomes from that search warrant weren’t but obtainable.

Sherman is on the manager committee of the N.F.L. Players Association. In an announcement Wednesday, the union mentioned it was conscious that “one of our player leaders” was arrested “for an alleged domestic violence incident” and had activated its home violence disaster protocol “for the protection and support of everyone involved.”

Now 33, the three-time All-Pro is a free agent. He represented himself in his final contract negotiation in 2018.

He performed his first seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and stored a house within the space throughout his tenure with the 49ers. He spent a lot of final season on the injured reserve checklist.

The N.F.L. mentioned in an announcement that it investigates any incident involving regulation enforcement to see if there’s a violation of the league’s private conduct coverage.