Richard Sherman arrested on suspicion of burglary domestic violence

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Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested 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.

Sherman was booked into jail at 6:08 a.m., and bail was not to be set prior to his appearance. The case is being investigated as a felony.

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.

Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said Sherman "physically resisted" and suffered a lower leg laceration from the police dog used in his arrest.

Lowe said the domestic violence portion of the case stemmed from the house belonging to Sherman's in-laws.

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 prior to 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's wife, Ashley Moss, 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.”

Sherman, 33, spent the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

He spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, becoming one of the league's most feared cornerbacks.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) encourages the crowd before a play against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) encourages the crowd before a play against the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at Levi's Stadium.

He helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl 48 and he was named a first-team All-Pro for three straight years (2012-14).

Sherman played in just five games last season, with 18 tackles, an interception and a pass defensed.

Since 2016, Sherman has served as a member of the NFL Players Association's executive committee.

“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 protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved," the NFLPA said in a statement Wednesday. "We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.’’

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Richard Sherman: CB arrested on burglary domestic violence complaint