NFL free-agent Richard Sherman was arrested on a series of charges Wednesday following an altercation at the Redmond, Washington home of his wife’s parents, and alarming video has emerged of the incident for which the standout cornerback now says he is “deeply remorseful,” as ESPN reports.
On the night in question, Sherman reportedly crashed his vehicle in a construction zone and subsequently appeared at his in-laws’ home, where he belligerently attempted to enter the premises against the will of those inside. Watch:
The video of Richard Sherman allegedly trying to break into a house is TERRIFYING.
He needs serious help. pic.twitter.com/alnhpAxhxr
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) July 16, 2021
Raymond Moss, Sherman’s father-in-law, explained to police that when the football notable appeared at his doorstep in such an agitated state, he kept his handgun close by and deployed pepper spray to protect his home and those inside it, “fearing,” he said, “for the safety of myself and my family.”
The charges Sherman now faces include two counts of domestic violence, a count of resisting arrest, a count of driving under the influence, and one of reckless endangerment of roadway workers, all of which are misdemeanors to which he pleaded not guilty during a court appearance on Friday, as Fox News noted.
In the wake of the arrest and subsequent charges, Sherman said, “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. The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need.”
Last week’s incident was apparently not Sherman’s first contact with authorities in regard to his mental health status, as Fox News also noted that in February, King County, Washington prosecutors and law enforcement personnel secured an “extreme risk protection” order for him which prohibited him from keeping firearms due to a finding that he posed a risk to himself or others. The details of the matter, however, were sealed.
The police report produced in relation to the confrontation at his in-laws’ home stated that “When Sherman has a mental health episode like this, he does not remember anything about it the next day,” a potential sign of the profound seriousness of his affliction.
Sherman’s wife, Ashley, is standing staunchly behind her husband during his ordeal, saying in a statement, as the Daily Wire noted, “I love and support my husband. I am committed to helping Richard get the support and care that he needs. Richard has always been a loving father and husband. And we are looking forward to seeing him at home with his family.”