Authorities in Redmond, Washington, confirmed that NFL star Richard Sherman was arrested on Wednesday.
According to a statement from police, he is accused of breaking into his in-laws’ home and resisting arrest. A 911 call from a woman who identified herself as Sherman’s wife provided details of his alleged actions.
“The suspect fought with officers”
“Officers arrived and located Sherman outside the home,” police later said. “The suspect fought with officers while being taken into custody, resulting in a Redmond K9 team being deployed to assist in gaining control.”
State troopers were reportedly dispatched to the residence along with local officers.
Sherman is also being investigated for allegedly driving under the influence and “fleeing on foot” from the scene of a hit-and-run crash.
In a 911 call to the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday evening, the caller advised a dispatcher that Sherman had been drinking and threatened to kill himself.
The individual stated in a subsequent call that her husband might be headed to her parents’ home in Redmond and that she had already called them to let them know.
“He’s a good person”
At one point in the call, the woman urged police not to shoot Sherman, advising that he would likely become combative upon the arrival of officers. In a tweet, sports reporter Ari Meirov published a recording of the 911 audio.
Audio of Richard Sherman’s wife calling 911: She says Richard is drunk & was threatening to kill/hang himself. He was also aggressive & physical.
Later in the call she said Sherman drank 2 bottles – one Vodka and one Hennessy.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) July 14, 2021
According to ESPN, Sherman is expected to face several criminal charges. He was initially denied bail until he could appear before a judge in a hearing set for Thursday afternoon.
Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, issued a statement to the Seattle Times, explaining: “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.”
The NFL acknowledged the development in its own statement, noting that the league “investigates any incident involving law enforcement and if there is a violation of the personal conduct policy, the player would be facing discipline.”