Former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman said Friday that he is “deeply remorseful” following his arrest on accusations of drunkenly crashing his SUV in a construction zone and trying to break in to his in-laws’ suburban Seattle home this week.
Sherman tweeted a statement before appearing in court and pleading not guilty to drunken driving, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and other charges.
“I behaved in a manner I am not proud of,” Sherman said. “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.”
Sherman, who was released from jail Thursday, was arraigned on five criminal charges that also include reckless endangerment of road workers and malicious mischief. They are all misdemeanors, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, or gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year.
Richard Sherman faces judge, pleads not guilty, no contact ordered regarding two people. Not to posses guns. pic.twitter.com/dgltWNfufx
— Chris Ingalls (@CJIngalls) July 16, 2021
Richard Sherman, holding his wife's hand into and out of the courtroom, pleads not guilty to 3 gross misdemeanors & 2 misdemeanors before King County District Court Judge Lisa Paglisotti.
Next: a pre-trial hearing Aug. 13 at King County District Court in Redmond. @thenewstribune
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) July 16, 2021