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Richard Sherman pleads not guilty to 5 misdemeanors


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Update as of Friday, July 16

3:30 pm PST

Sherman appeared in court with his wife Ashley and attorney Cooper Offenbecher where he pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanors.

According to documents filed by the King County prosecuting attorney’s office on Friday, the charges include two domestic violence counts — criminal trespass in the second degree and malicious mischief in the third degree — along with resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, and reckless endangerment of roadway workers.

The five charges are two domestic violence counts (criminal trespassing in second degree and malicious mischief in the third degree), resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, and reckless endangerment of roadway workers.

The charges are punishable by up to 90 days in jail whereas gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year.

Sherman’s next court date will be Aug. 13 for his pre-trial hearing.

11:30 am PST

Sherman has apologized for his behavior:

Update as of Thursday, July 15

Sherman has been released from jail. Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai released the free agent without bail but did set conditions on him. Sherman is not allowed to contact his father-in-law (Raymond Moss), he cannot use alcohol or nonprescription drugs, nor have possession of a weapon.

Judge Masaniai did find probable cause for Sherman committing four offenses. Those offenses include the following: misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass in the second degree, malicious mischief in the third degree which consists of both carrying domestic violence designations, and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and driving under the influence.

No charges have been filed still but Sherman does have a court hearing tomorrow (July 16) at 2 p.m. PT.

Original story

Per multiple reports, Richard Sherman, who most recently played for the San Fransisco 49ers but is now a free agent, has been arrested. Sherman was booked on an alleged domestic violence charge.

According to a spokesman for the Redmond Police Department, a 011 call stated a residence called around 2 a.m. PT. They called stating an adult male family member — who doesn’t live there — was attempting to force his way into the house.

The suspect was outside of the home when law enforcement arrived. However, the suspect did fight the police before they were able to apprehend him. Before being booked, Sherman was taken to the hospital where he cleared a medical check-up.

He is currently being held at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle. No charges have been brought against Sherman, but he is being investigated for a burglary domestic violence charge.

In addition, at this moment his bail has been denied. While this may be surprising to some individuals for his bail to be denied, according to reports, this is the standard procedure for suspects of domestic violence.

Furthermore, Sherman is being investigated by the Washington State Police Department for a separate incident that took place on Wednesday. That case involves his connection to a hit and run which resulted in damage to state Department of Transportation property.

The star cornerback is a vice president of the NFL Players Association’s executive committee.

The NFLPA did release a statement on Sherman’s arrest:

“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. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”

More details to come as the story develops. 

Rene' Kennedy
Rene' Kennedyhttps://theballout.com
Managing Editor of The Ball Out.

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