Richard Sherman has issued a public apology after his arrest last week and has promised to seek help for his mental health issues. According to TMZ, Sherman said in a statement, “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.”
He thanked his wife, family and everyone who has reached out to him.
As previously reported, Sherman was driving his car on a Seattle highway early Wednesday morning (July 14th) when he crashed in a construction zone. Following the incident, he went over to his in-laws’ residence and got into a heated exchange with his father-in-law, Raymond Moss. According to the police report, Moss claimed that the football player tried to break his into home, so he got his firearm and pepper spray to protect himself.
Sherman has pleaded no guilty to two domestic violence counts — criminal trespass in the second degree and malicious mischief in the third degree — as well as charges of resisting arrest, driving while under the influence and reckless endangerment of roadway workers. He was released without bail on Thursday (July 15th) and is required to stay away from Moss, alcohol and nonprescription drugs. He is also prohibited from possessing a weapon.