NFL free agent Richard Sherman was arrested in Seattle on domestic violence charges. The incident is being investigated as a criminal offense.
Former San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks defender Richard Sherman was arrested on domestic violence charges.
In an official statement from the NFL Players’ Association, “We became aware of the arrest of one of our player leaders last night for an alleged domestic violence incident, and we activated our Domestic Violence Crisis Protocol to protect and support everyone involved. We will continue to monitor developments closely as more facts become available to us. “
Sherman is one of the vice presidents of the NFLPA executive committee, first voted in 2016 and then re-elected in 2018 and then again in 2020.
The full-back has made 484 tackles, 36 interceptions and 115 defensive assists in 139 games in his NFL career since being picked by Stanford’s Seahawks in 2011.
In seven seasons in Seattle, he won one Super Bowl, reached another, made 32 steals and was in the All-Pro first team three times.
In 2018, he signed with the 49ers, where he played for three seasons and made it to the Super Bowl LIV before being released in February this year, missing 11 games during the 2020 campaign. Sherman is a five-time Pro Bowl participant.
The incident is being investigated as a felony, which in US law usually means that a conviction could result in jail time.