Five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested in Seattle early Wednesday morning, and his wife claims he was “threatening to kill himself” in a call to 911.
The future Hall of Famer was charged on three counts that included felony burglary domestic violence, malicious mischief, and resisting arrest when he tried to force his way into his in-laws’ house around 2 a.m.
Sherman’s wife Ashley Moss called 911 and said the free agent “was being aggressive” with a family member after drinking “two bottles” of hard liquor. In the 911 audio tape, she can be heard begging him not to drive off, and told the operator that he was “threatening to kill himself … and sent text messages to people saying he is going to hang himself.”
Sherman reportedly drove through an active construction zone and hit a concrete barrier with his SUV, which rendered the vehicle undrivable, before taking off on foot for his in-laws’ residence.
Once he got there, he forcibly tried to enter the home and caused damage to the door before police arrived on the scene. Sherman reportedly behaved amicably with the officers, until he was informed that he was being arrested, and a K-9 unit had to be deployed to get him into custody.
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Both Sherman and a police officer were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, where a breathalyzer was administered.
“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Ashley Moss said in a statement. “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 denied bail, which is standard practice in a domestic-violence crime in the state of Washington. His initial hearing is set for Thursday.