Richard Sherman, a former star of the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, was booked in Seattle Wednesday morning. He is being charged with “Burglary domestic violence.”
Sherman was booked by King County Correctional Facility at 6:08 AM. Online records indicate that bail was denied but it is unlikely Sherman will have made a court appearance.
This incident is currently being investigated as a felony. It was not immediately clear if Sherman retained an attorney.
The National Football League Players Association (the union representing NFL players) stated in a statement that it was monitoring the situation.
The statement stated that “We were informed of the arrest of one of our players leaders last night for an alleged domestic abuse incident” and activated the domestic violence crisis protocol to support everyone involved.
Sherman was a Seattle sports icon during his seven seasons with the Seahawks. Sherman was a star during their 2014 Super Bowl win. He made a crucial play in deflecting a pass in the NFC Championship Game against 49ers.
After the 2017 season, he left the Seahawks and played three seasons for San Francisco.
The 33-year old is currently an unpaid agent.