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Richard Sherman 'deeply remorseful', charged with five misdemeanours

By Sports Desk July 16, 2021

Richard Sherman described himself as "very remorseful" after he was charged with five misdemeanours following his arrest on Wednesday.

The Prosecuting Attorney's Office in King County, Washington, on Friday charged Sherman with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment of roadway workers, criminal trespass in the second degree (domestic violence designation), resisting arrest and malicious mischief in the third degree (domestic violence designation).

Sherman, a three-time first-team All-Pro cornerback formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and most recently with the San Francisco 49ers, pled not guilty to all charges.

The reckless endangerment of roadway workers charge was added on Friday after Sherman was released from King County Correctional Facility without bail on Thursday.

Sherman was arrested in Seattle on Wednesday morning. He was said to have attempted to force entry into the home of his wife's parents and there was believed to be a "verbal altercation" between him and the occupants.

The domestic violence components of two of Sherman's charges stem from his familial relationship with the residents.

Having entered his plea, Sherman is due to attend a pre-trial hearing on August 13.

In a statement released on Twitter and Instagram, Sherman wrote: "I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Tuesday night.

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

"The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need. I appreciate all of the people who have reached out in support of me and my family, including our community here in Seattle.

"I am grateful to have such an amazing wife, family and support system to lean on during this time."

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