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The wife of Richard Sherman said in a 911 call that the star NFL cornerback had been drinking and was threatening to harm himself.
In the 911 call, obtained by KIRO radio station in Seattle, Ashley Moss described a scene at her house.
"He’s trying to leave now. He’s being aggressive. He’s wrestling with my uncle," she told the dispatcher. "He’s threatening to kill himself. He’s sent text messages to people saying he’s going to hang himself."
Moss said Sherman had no weapons and asked police not to shoot him when they arrived.
"He’s said that if the police show up, he’ll try to fight them," she said.
Moss said that Sherman had drank two bottles of hard liquor and was trying to leave in his car, but she had shut off the gate.
A second 911 call by Moss' uncle followed the progress of Sherman as he apparently left in one car and she followed him. The uncle was in a different car.
Sherman was arrested later Wednesday on suspicion of "Burglary Domestic Violence," as well as charges of resisting arrest and malicious mischief, the Washington State Patrol confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said the domestic violence portion of the case stemmed from the house belonging to Sherman's in-laws.
Moss later told the Seattle Times that her husband did not hurt anyone during the incident.
“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Moss 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.”
The Redmond Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that officers responded to a report of an in-progress burglary and found Sherman "attempting to force entry into a family member’s home."
Sherman attempted to walk away when notified he would be arrested and then "physically resisted" when officers made contact, police said, and a K9 team was deployed during the encounter outside the home.
Lowe said Sherman suffered a lower leg laceration from the police dog used in his arrest.
The Washington State Patrol is also investigating Sherman as part of a separate incident in which he is alleged to have struck a cement barrier before arriving at the residence, police said in the statement. Troopers obtained a warrant for a blood draw after observing signs of possible impairment, police told USA TODAY Sports.
Sherman, 33, played for the San Francisco 49ers the last three seasons and is an unrestricted free agent.
He spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks and the three-time All-Pro helped them win Super Bowl 48.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Richard Sherman arrest: 911 calls describe earlier scenes