Richard Sherman Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanors After Domestic Dispute

The free-agent N.F.L. cornerback Richard Sherman pleaded not responsible to 5 misdemeanors in a short look in King County (Wash.) District Court on Friday. Sherman was arrested early Wednesday morning after, the police mentioned, he drunkenly crashed his automotive in a development zone and tried to break by means of the door to the house of his in-laws in Redmond, Wash., a suburb east of Seattle.

Prosecutors charged Sherman with driving below the affect, reckless endangerment, malicious mischief, felony trespass and resisting arrest. The first three are gross misdemeanors, which may convey punishments of up to 364 days in jail, whereas the final two are misdemeanors, which may lead to up to 90 days in jail.

Across three hours on Tuesday night time and Wednesday morning, Sherman argued along with his spouse, drank a number of bottles of alcohol, threatened to kill himself, drove whereas drunk to his in-laws’ home and tried to break down the door in quest of his youngsters, in accordance to police statements and 9-1-1 calls. Multiple cops and a police canine ultimately subdued him, and the police arrested Sherman slightly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

“I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Tuesday night,” Sherman, 33, mentioned in a press release Friday. He added that he has been “dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted.”

According to the NFL Network, buddies of Sherman’s have been conscious of his struggles and have visited him through the low season. In a 9-1-1 name Tuesday night, Sherman’s spouse, Ashley, advised the dispatcher that he had despatched textual content messages to a number of buddies saying he would kill himself.

In February, in accordance to court docket information, the King County Sheriff’s Office obtained an “extreme risk protection order” towards Sherman, which prohibited him from possessing firearms. The petition is sealed, so it’s not clear what prompted it. A court docket commissioner, when sealing the safety order, wrote that Sherman’s psychological well being was “currently in crisis,” in accordance to The Seattle Times.

In a listening to on Thursday, prosecutors requested for Sherman’s bail to be set at $10,000, however Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai launched Sherman on a promise to return for future court docket hearings, noting that he was a first-time offender.

After Sherman pleaded not responsible Friday, Judge Lisa Paglisotti ordered that he not eat any alcohol or medicine that weren’t prescribed for him, and that he not have “harmful or offensive” contact with Raymond Moss, his father-in-law.

According to a press release Moss gave to the police, he retrieved his gun and sprayed pepper spray at Sherman as his son-in-law was attempting to break down the door.

Sherman, a 10-year N.F.L. veteran, performed his first seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and stored a house in Maple Valley, Wash., even after he joined the San Francisco 49ers in 2018. He spent a lot of previous season on the injured reserve listing.

He turned a free agent on the finish of the 2020 season.