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Richard Sherman arrested on burglary domestic violence charge

Richard Sherman was booked into a correctional facility in Seattle on a charge of burglary domestic violence.

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Richard Sherman arrested on burglary domestic violence charge

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of burglary domestic violence.

Sherman, who played his third season with the San Francisco 49ers last term, was booked into King County Correctional Facility in Seattle at 06:08 (local time).

A three-time first-team All-Pro and a Super Bowl XLVIII champion with the Seattle Seahawks, Sherman, 33, is a vice-president of the NFL Players Association's (NFLPA) executive committee.

"We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved," an NFLPA statement read.

"We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us."

Sherman denied bail after arrest

According to public records, Sherman was denied bail, though ESPN reported that is normal practice for domestic violence suspects until they can go before a judge.

An emergency call from a residence was taken around 02:00, per a Redmond (Washington) Police Department spokesperson who spoke to ESPN, with the caller alleging a male family member who was not a resident was attempting to break into the property.

The suspect was alleged to have fought with police outside the home before he was apprehended and transported to hospital. No residents were injured.

ESPN's Adam Schefter also reported that Washington State Police are investigating Sherman in connection to a hit and run and damage to Department of Transportation property following a single-car incident in which a vehicle struck a concrete barrier.

Sherman signed with the 49ers as a free agent in 2018 after seven seasons with Seattle. He helped San Francisco to Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season, but suffered a heartbreaking defeat as the Kansas City Chiefs prevailed 31-20.