Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman arrested on DUI charge

 February 26, 2024

Police arrested former Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman on suspicion of driving under the influence this past weekend. 

According to CNN, officers with the Washington State Patrol took Sherman into custody in King County early on Saturday morning.

Sherman was initially pulled over for speeding

The former football player was pulled over at around 2:00 a.m. in Bellevue, Washington after he was observed to be driving 19 miles over the posted speed limit.

CNN cited court documents as stating that officers described Sherman's eyes as being bloodshot and watery. They also noticed an "odor of intoxicants" emanating from his body.

When asked whether he had consumed any alcohol, Sherman reportedly told officers that he had two margaritas before agreeing to undergo a field sobriety test.

Sherman was subsequently arrested and booked at the King County Correctional Facility. A judge went on to set Sherman’s bond at $5,000 and instructed him to avoid "alcohol, cannabis, cannabis products or non-prescribed drugs" prior to his scheduled hearing on Wednesday.

Football player was arrested over incident in 2021

This is not the first time that Sherman has had trouble with the law, as Fox News reported that the athlete was previously arrested in July of 2021.

Sherman faced a burglary domestic violence charge after he allegedly attempted to force his way into a Seattle home after crashing and then abandoning his vehicle.

He later addressed the incident in a statement posted on social media, writing, "I am deeply remorseful for my action on Tuesday night."

"I behaved in a manner I am not proud of. I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted," Sherman continued.

Richards thanks fans and family

"The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need," the former football player stressed.

"I appreciate all of the people who have reached out in support of me and my family, including our community here in Seattle," he declared.

Sherman concluded by saying, "I am grateful to have such an amazing wife, family and support system to lean on during this time."

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