The NFL community was shocked to learn Wednesday that free agent Richard Sherman was arrested and be held with a denied bail application at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle following an alleged incident of theft and domestic violence.
ESPN published more information on what happened earlier Wednesday morning.
A police spokesman told ESPN that a person made a 911 call from a 2-hour PT residence claiming a member of the adult male family was not trying to force their way home. Police met the suspect outside the residence after answering the call, and the male “fought with the police” before he was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
No one at the residence was injured, and the male was later booked, according to the report. TMZ Sports added Sherman allegedly crashed a vehicle into a cement highway barrier before making his way home, an incident that was being investigated by the Washington State Patrol. TMZ also reported that a K9 police unit has been used to arrest the suspect suspected to be the cantonment.
Sherman is a triple first All-Pro team and five-time Pro Bowl selection that explained back in March that his experience in free agency went into “slow motion” as younger players first signed contracts and extensions.
It’s too early to know if he will face discipline through the NFL’s personal behavior policy, regardless of his status with any team.