On Wednesday, free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested on suspicion of burglary and domestic violence, after he showed up at his father-in-law’s residence in Redmond, Washington, ESPN reports. It’s not clear why the former Seahawk was trying to enter the residence, but a recent video released shows Sherman banging himself against the door in an attempt to break it down. Voices inside can be heard screaming in alarm.
The Redmond Police Department is also investigating Sherman for a possible misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges that also took place Wednesday in a separate incident—one that resulted in a 911 call from Sherman’s wife Ashley Moss, who could be heard telling the dispatcher that Sherman was threatening to fight the police and to kill himself.
Sherman apparently had a long day:
When he was taken in, Sherman had some minor injuries to his lower leg from a police dog and was treated at a local hospital. An officer was also minorly injured during Sherman’s arrest. He was discovered after driving into a construction zone and leaving his car, which was damaged on the driver’s side from where he hit a barrier.
“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Ashley Moss, Sherman’s wife, said. “My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character. We’re doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured.”
Sherman was kept in jail for two days and denied bail, which is normal for anyone suspected of domestic violence until they can appear before a judge. His blood was tested under suspicion of intoxication. KimaTV reports that for now, Sherman is ordered that he can’t possess firearms, use drugs or alcohol, and is currently under a no-contact order with his father-in-law.