On Wednesday, an NFL player was arrest in Seattle on charges of domestic burglary violence. Richard Sherman, a former San Francisco 49ers cornerback who is now a free agent, was denied bail after being taken into King County Correctional Facility Wednesday morning.
The NFL Player’s Association Tweeted a statement about the incident Wednesday morning that didn’t mention Sherman by name. “We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved,” the NFLPA tweeted.
“We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”
According to Washington authorities, there was a warrant out for Sherman early Wednesday when a car registered to him crashed into a concrete barricade and abandoned in a parking lot. Washington State Police coordinated with King’s County authorities when Sherman was identified attempting to enter a family member’s residence.
A 911 call from the residence at 2 AM Wednesday indicates that a suspect was attempting to enter the home by force. When police arrived, they found the suspect outside the house and tried to place him under arrest, which he allegedly resisted until police were able to subdue him.
Authorities told reporters no one harmed at the residence and that the suspect was taken to the hospital to be checked after his arrest. The suspect was reportedly also unharmed in the incident. Notably, the investigation into Sherman’s activity Wednesday morning is ongoing, and he has not been charged with any criminal activity related to the discovery of his vehicle.
Sherman, 33, has been in the NFL for ten years. His debut in the NFL was with the Seattle Seahawks, the team he played for from 2011 to 2017. He signed with the 49ers in 2018 and played with them through the 2021 season before re-entering free agency. One of Sherman’s career highlights came during the 2013 season with the Seahawks when Seattle won the Super Bowl.
Sherman has also been selected to participate in the Pro Bowl five times in his career.
Notably, Sherman is a vice president in the NFL Player’s Association’s executive committee, making his arrest shocking for some fans. The NFL has not issued an official statement on the matter as of the time of this writing.