NFL star Richard Sherman arrested on domestic violence charge
NFL cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary domestic violence, according to Washington state jail records.
Sherman, 33, was booked at the King County Correctional Facility about 6 a.m., the records show. He was denied bail.
A statement from the Redmond Police Department said officers were called to a house at 1:46 a.m. for a report of a burglary in progress.
"Sherman was attempting to force entry into a family member’s home," the statement said.
When officers arrived, they tried to arrest him, but he fought with them. A K9 team was used to gain control of Sherman, who was taken into custody.
Troopers with the Washington State Patrol also responded because he was suspected of crashing his vehicle into a highway cement barrier and fleeing from the scene before arriving at the family member's residence, police said.
Sherman’s manager told NBC News that he just learned about the arrest. He had no other details.
Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, and helped them win their first Super Bowl in 2014. He played with the San Francisco 49ers from 2018 to 2020. He is currently a free agent.
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