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'drunk' Richard Sherman throws himself against father-in-law's door and shouts expletives is revealed: NFL star is released from jail at hearing attended by wife days after she called 911
NFL free agent Richard Sherman has apologized following his arrest for domestic burglary.
"I behaved in a manner I am not proud of," he said in a statement.
"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."
According to the 911 audio obtained by KIRO, Sherman's wife, Ashley Moss, Sherman was drunk and threatened to commit suicide. He was also being aggressive and had gotten physical.
"He's threatening to kill himself," Moss said. "He has sent text messages to people saying he's going to hang himself… This is like a f--- emergency, I need officers here now."
Police arrested him but he was later released without bail after a judge called him a "pillar of the community."
911 audio call released in Richard Sherman domestic violence arrest
Richard Sherman is seen on a security camera trying to break into this father-in-law's home by violently throwing his 6-foot-3-inch, 200-plus pound body into the front door while yelling, 'Come through, b***h.'
The video outside his father-in-law Raymond Moss's Redmond, Washington home showed the 33-year-old NFL star raging out control and trying to bust down the door Wednesday evening.
Although it's unclear why he was trying to get it, he kept throwing his shoulder into the door over and over again until he finally stepped away and yelled at Moss from the porch.
Sherman reportedly drank two bottles of liquor and threatened to kill himself before he was finally arrested after this interaction.
He was charged with four misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges: second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree malicious mischief, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol.
But he avoids felony charges after initially being booked on domestic-violence burglary.
The judge released Sherman after his court appearance and said he's not have contact with his father-in-law.
Sherman's wife, Ashley, was in the courtroom Thursday.
'My kids were not harmed in the incident. He's a good person and this is not his character,' Ashley told the Seattle Times. 'I want people to know no one was injured.'
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Richard Sherman, a NFL star, is seen on surveillance camera yelling at his father-in-law to 'come through, b***h'
The video outside his father-in-law Raymond Moss's Redmond, Washington home showed the 33-year-old NFL star raging out control and trying to bust down the door Wednesday evening
He's seen getting angrier and ramming his 6-foot-3-inch, 200-plus pound body into the body
Ashley (left) Richard Sherman's wife, sits with another woman during a hearing about her husband at King County District Court, Washington on July 15
Ashley Sherman (left), pictured during her husband Richard Sherman's court appearance, told the Seattle Times, 'My kids were not harmed in the incident. He's a good person and this is not his character'
Judge Fa'amomoi Masaniai looks on during a hearing for Sherman at King County District Court, Washington on on July 15. He released Sherman with conditions, which include avoiding drugs and alcohol and staying away from his father-in-law
Raymond Moss told investigators that the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star partially broke in the door.
According to the statement Moss gave police, his family was yelled out in fear as he demanded Sherman stop.
'I told him to stop. I armed myself with my handgun at this time fearing for the safety of myself and my family,' Moss told authorities when Sherman was arrested.
Sherman's wife called 911 late Tuesday to report that he was being belligerent, had threatened to kill himself and was driving away after drinking two bottles of hard alcohol.
'I need officers to my house now,' Moss told the 911 operator. 'My husband is drunk and threatened to kill himself.'
Police say Sherman had crashed his car in a construction zone around 1:30am, about half-an-hour before the attempted break-in.
A 911 caller told dispatchers that an apparently intoxicated driver drove into the closed construction zone and struck a barricade as he drove off, causing significant damage on the driver's side before becoming completely disabled.
During Thursday's hearing - which Sherman was not required to attend - a judge agreed to release him on his own recognizance because this was his first offense.
Raymond Moss (left), father-in-law of Richard Sherman (right), says he armed himself with a handgun and fired pepper-spray at the NFL pro in effort to protect his family as Sherman drunkenly tried to break down the door of his family's home
Sherman´s wife, Ashley Moss (right), called 911 late Tuesday to report that he was being belligerent, had threatened to kill himself and drove after drinking two bottles of hard alcohol
Moss told investigators that Sherman partially broke in the door of the family home (pictured above) by repeatedly ramming it with his shoulder. He also banged on the door repeatedly and called out, 'Come through, Ray!' in a hostile and threatening tone
'I see Mr. Sherman is a pillar in this community, he's a business owner, he's a husband, he's a father... I'm gonna release Mr. Sherman,' Superior Court Judge Fa'amomoi Masaniai said.
The judge placed several conditions on Sherman's release - including that he have no contact with his father-in-law and that he avoid drinking alcohol and doing drugs.
When asked about the incident, Ashley Moss told The Seattle Times that she wouldn't be making any formal statements. However, she did note that her husband did not harm anyone.
When asked about the incident, Ashley Moss said she wouldn't be making any formal statements, but did note that her husband (pictured with his kids, left, and wife, right) did not harm anyone
Wednesday's arrest comes after King County prosecutors and the sheriff obtained an 'extreme risk protection order' for Sherman in February.
A judge determined Sherman posed a danger to himself or others and barred him from having guns.
Details of the case were sealed, and it was not immediately clear if any weapons had been seized from him.
Sherman became a Seattle sports legend during seven seasons with the Seahawks.
The cornerback was a star in their run to a 2014 Super Bowl victory, making a game-saving play to deflect a pass in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
He left the Seahawks after the 2017 season and played three seasons with San Francisco. He is now a free agent.
Prior to the attempted break-in, Sherman allegedly crashed his car in a construction zone in the area of Highway 520 near the exit for 148th Ave
"He has sent text messages to people," Richard Sherman's wife Ashley Moss told dispatchers, “saying he’s going to hang himself."Richard Sherman of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during play in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium last February in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Seattle Police Department has released the audio of a 911 call from the wife of free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman related to his arrest on charges of burglary domestic violence this week.
Ashley Moss told authorities her husband was “being aggressive” and “wrestling” with her uncle, who was at the couple’s home.
Richard Sherman of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during play in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium last February in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
“He’s threatening to kill himself,” Moss said of her spouse. “He has sent text messages to people saying he’s going to hang himself. And he’s saying that if police show up … please don’t shoot, is what I’m asking… He said that if the police show up, he’ll try to fight them.”
She and the 911 dispatcher had several heated exchanges during the call, including where an emotional Moss repeatedly said she needed police to come to her home “right away,” where Sherman had reportedly drank one bottle of vodka and one bottle of Hennessey.
“Listen to me, I’m handling this.” the dispatcher said. “You need to stop telling me that.”
Sherman was denied bail on the charges and was also reportedly involved in a single-car accident on Tuesday night. He was arrested outside the home of his wife’s parents after a struggle in which he sustained minor injuries to his leg and ankle — reportedly from Redmond Police K9 — an officer also sustained scrapes to his leg.
As we previously reported Richard Sherman, 33, was booked into the King County Correctional Facility for burglary domestic violence.
According to Pro Football Talk, “Typically, the notion of ‘burglary domestic violence’ refers to someone entering or refusing to leave a house or dwelling within the context of a domestic dispute.”
A judge is expected to review the case this week, at which point Sherman may be granted bail.
“At this time, we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Moss told The Seattle Times. “My kids were not harmed in the incident.” Sherman, she said, is “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.
”Richard Sherman spent his first seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and recently played three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He is now a free agent, serves as a vice president on the NFL Players Association’s executive committee and has stated in interviews that he would consider re-signing with the Seahawks.“We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident,” NFLPA officials said in a statement Wednesday, “and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”