Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman has been arrested and is being held with bail denied at the Seattle Correctional Facility for an alleged burglary and domestic violence incident.
NBC Sports Northwest’s Joe Fann provided the initial details on Sherman’s arrest, indicating that the 33-year-old has been charged with a felony.
News: King County public records show that Richard Sherman has been booked for “Burglary Domestic Violence.”— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) July 14, 2021
The “INV” means it’s being investigated as a felony. pic.twitter.com/kz5qZp051S
Sherman was a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford and spent his first seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before playing the last three years for the San Francisco 49ers.
A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro, Sherman was a prominent fixture in the Legion of Boom secondary that helped the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos.
After an injury-plagued 2020 campaign, the expectation was for Sherman to sign with a team just prior to or during NFL training camps, which open later this month. Now, it looks like Sherman’s career could be in jeopardy if he’s indeed found guilty in the alleged domestic violence situation.
It’s unlikely that this legal situation will be resolved or sorted out quickly, and even if Sherman is permitted to play going forward, unless he’s fully exonerated, he’s looking at a potential lengthy suspension.