Update: Richard Sherman Apologizes After Domestic Violence Incident, Vows to Seek Help

By: Tadi Abedje

An investigation is ongoing into the burglary domestic charge against Sherman. He was denied bail as his hearing before a judge will take place no later than Thursday afternoon. In addition to the charges, Washington State Police is looking into another incident that Sherman might have been involved in relating to a hit-and-run accident.  

At 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a 911 call was received by police by a person saying that they saw a man trying to force his way in. When the police went to the scene, Sherman physically confronted them before getting arrested. He was taken to a nearby hospital to get treated and was booked at the King County Correctional Facility. 

This is still an ongoing investigation for police and Sherman hasn’t been charged in the two incidents. 

He just finished his third season with the San Francisco 49ers despite only playing in five of 16 games this past season due to injuries. Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and spent his first several years there. During that time, he became a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All-Pro player and a Super Bowl champion. 

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The 33-year-old previously said that he plans to play two more years before hanging up the cleats at 35 years old. 

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the executive committee of which Sherman serves as vice president, released a statement on Twitter. 

“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 hotline protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us,” said the NFLPA. 

Sherman issued an apology on Friday, saying he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions and said he will seek help.

“I have behaved in a manner I am not proud of,” he said. “I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted.”

Teddy Grant contributed to this article. 

This story has been updated to include an official statement from Sherman. 

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