Police released a disturbing 911 call made by the wife of NFL free agent Richard Sherman before he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
The former Seahawks and 49ers cornerback was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with “burglary domestic violence” after he fought with a relative and attempted to break into his in-laws’ home.
In Washington, burglary is defined as entering a residence with the intention to commit a crime.
Ashley Sherman called 911 to report her husband was drunk and threatening to kill himself. The dispatcher was argumentative and repeatedly interrupted Sherman’s distraught wife.
Ashley told the dispatcher Sherman threatened to fight the cops. “Please don’t shoot, is what I’m asking,” she said.
Sherman, 33, was also charged with misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charge for attempting to drive his SUV away from the residence. He wrestled with Washington State police officers and was eventually subdued by a K9 dog.
He was taken to a hospital and cleared, then booked into the King County Correctional Facility where he is being held without bond.
Sherman and Ashley were married on March 28, 2018. They share two children, a son, Rayden, and daughter Avery.
Sherman was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl. He was selected to the Pro Bowl five times.
He is currently seeking employment with any NFL team that will sign him.
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