Details emerge from Richard Sherman’s arrest for burglary domestic violence

Originally posted on YardBarker | By Zac Wassink  |  Last updated 7/14/21

The NFL community was shocked to learn Wednesday that free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested and being held with a bail request denied at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle following an alleged burglary and domestic violence incident. 

ESPN has released more details about what reportedly occurred early Wednesday morning. 

A police spokesman told ESPN a person placed a 911 call from a residence at 2 a.m. PT claiming an adult male family member who did not live there was attempting to force his way into the home. Police met the suspect outside of the residence upon responding to the call, and the male “fought with police” before he was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation. 

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Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis Get Into Twitter Beef After NFC Title Game

Richard Sherman was absolutely roasted by Davante Adams during the NFC Championship Game, prompting former NFL star Darrelle Revis to take a swipe at him on Twitter. After the  San Francisco 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers, Sherman hit back. 

Here’s the play that caused Revis to take to social media and call out Sherman:

https://twitter.com/AnaDolera1/status/1219175822860472320

After watching this play, Revis sent the following message out on his Twitter account, ripping Sherman for being a zone cornerback, unlike himself:

For what it’s worth, Sherman would later make the game-sealing interception against Aaron Rodgers.

Well, after Sherman and the 49ers celebrated in the locker room, Sherman of course went onto social media and saw what Revis had posted.

Here’s how he responded:

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Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  By Jesse Reed  |  Last updated 1/20/20

Richard Sherman: Seahawks have ‘lost their way’

Richard Sherman isn’t known for holding back when he has something on his mind.

The San Francisco 49ers cornerback recently discussed a variety of subjects with Robert Klemko of The MMQB, but one area surrounding his time with the Seattle Seahawks commanded attention.

Sherman spent seven seasons in Seattle, where he was a three-time first-team All-Pro selection and four-time Pro Bowler on one of the NFL’s elite defensive units. Seattle won a Super Bowl in 2013, but the defense transitioned by parting ways with Sherman and defensive end Michael Bennett in recent months. The Seahawks are also currently in a deadlock when it comes to All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, who is seeking a new contract.

Sherman went into full reflection mode on what he categorized as a “really unfortunate” situation in Seattle.

“Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal,” Sherman told Sports Illustrated . “You don’t have much left right now.

“And to say you’re not going to pay Earl Thomas is just … There’s no decline in play there. He’s played the game the right way. Who do you have to pay? You have the two best linebackers in the game. You have the quarterback. You have a great wide receiver in Doug [Baldwin]. And you’re paying Duane Brown.”

Sherman and the Seahawks enjoyed an impressive three-year run after the Super Bowl win in 2013. Seattle returned to the championship game in 2014 before losing in the waning seconds to the New England Patriots, and made the playoffs from 2015 to 2016, compiling a 32-15-1 record over the three seasons.

But the after posting a 9-7 record and failing to qualify for the postseason in 2017, as Sherman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 10, the Seahawks’ roster underwent an overhaul during the offseason.

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Richard Sherman Thinks Concussion Protocol is BS

Written by Will Brinson at CBS Sports.com

The 2017 season was not a good one for the NFL’s concussion protocol. The season’s action featured multiple incidents of players suffering what clearly appeared to be concussions and continuing to play. The NFL investigated two instances of quarterbacks re-entering games after suffering concussions.

The NFL examined Russell Wilson skipping the blue medical tent against the Cardinals this year and decided to hit the Seahawks with a hefty fine as a punishment. Oddly enough, the league investigated another situation, and did not find the Texans did anything wrong in the Tom Savage situation, when the quarterback took a huge shot and somehow continued to play.

It would not be surprising to find out some NFL players do not love the concussion protocol. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman definitely does not like it and said as much during a Players’ Tribune Q&A that was posted on Twitter.

Sherman blasted the protocol and said it’s just for the NFL to “show the public they care” and called it “a joke.”

“It’s for public opinion, for them to show the public that they care about the players, they care about player safety. In a show of good faith and good will, they said we’re going to have an independent trauma expert, an independent neurologist approve people, and the same things are happening that were happening before,” Sherman said. “The Tom Savage play where he was looked at by the independent neurologist and they approved him to go back into the game. And now the team is being ridiculed. How about the league gets ridiculed for letting him go back in the game, because they approved it. The independent neurologist, which is hired by the league, approved him to go back into the game.”

Sherman also called the protocol “a joke” at one point. Part of the question he got involved donating his brain to science and Sherman was not enthusiastic about giving away his head.

“No, no, I’m not donating my brain to science. My brain is going to stay in my head,” Sherman added.

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Richard Sherman Suffers Season Ending Achilles Injury

Written by Brady Henderson at ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in Thursday night’s 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Sherman exited the game in the third quarter and did not return. He says he expects to undergo surgery after swelling in the Achilles goes down in the next few days.

“No coming back from that until you get surgery,” head coach Pete Carroll said, adding that Sherman “couldn’t even walk” after leaving the game and standing on the sideline.

“He’s been a bastion of consistency, competitiveness, and toughness. We’re going to miss the heck out of him.”

Sherman, who has never missed a game since entering the league in 2011, said his Achilles has been bothering him all season and that he has tried to avoid making any drastic cuts. On the play in which he was hurt, Sherman said the defense was playing Cover 2 and that he was going for an interception.

“I thought I could get the ball. Once it popped, just unfortunate,” said Sherman, who was visibly emotional at times while addressing reporters. “One of those things that you have to play through for as long as you can. When it goes, it goes.

“I’ve put a lot of stress on it. Think it would have gone eventually.”

In a text message to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Sherman later said, “I’m gonna be back with a vengeance.” He also posted his thoughts on Twitter.

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Richard Sherman Thinks the NFL Caters To Gamblers.

Written by John Breech at CBS Sports.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has emphasized on multiple occasions that the NFL wants nothing to do with legalized gambling.

Apparently, Richard Sherman doesn’t believe him, because the Seahawks corner blasted the NFL on Wednesday over the league’s injury report system.

The way Sherman sees it, the NFL injury report system only benefits gamblers.

“From what I understand, the rules are for gamblers, for Vegas to make sure the odds and everything are what they are supposed to be, which is apparently what the league is concerned about when talking about injuries and things like that,” Sherman said, via the Seattle Times. “So maybe someone should look into that, because, I thought we weren’t a gambling league or were against all of those things. But our injury report is specifically to make sure the gamblers get their odds right.”

Although the NFL is allowing one of its teams (the Raiders) to move to Las Vegas, which is a little weird for a league that’s so opposed to gambling, Goodell has insisted that the move won’t result in any change to the NFL’s gambling policy, which currently prohibits all players from gambling on the NFL.

“We don’t see changing our current policies,” Goodell said at the league meetings in March. “We still strongly oppose [among owners] legalized sports gambling. The integrity of our game is number one. We will not compromise on that.”

Goodell also said he wants to make sure fans have full confidence in the product they see on the field.

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Five Players Who Might Be Traded Before Draft Day

Written by Joel Corey at CBS Sports.com

Most trades leading up to or during the NFL Draft (April 27-29) are for current or future draft choices instead of veteran players. Draft picks are the most cost-effective players in the NFL. Their salaries are determined by a rookie wage scale that doesn’t pay productive ones anything close to their true worth.

NBA teams and the Patriots take a more enlightened approach to trading veterans. Signability is more of a primary consideration with moves involving players in a contract year. There are differences in NBA and NFL free agency rules. Compensatory draft picks for lost free agents do not exist in the NBA.

The “Patriot Way” is to get rid of a player a year too early rather than a year too late, whether it’s trading or releasing a player. The Patriots, the reigning Super Bowl champions, didn’t miss a beat last season after jettisoning arguably their best two defensive players from 2015. Chandler Jones was dealt to the Cardinals early last offseason for a 2016 second-round pick (61st overall) and guard Jonathan Cooper, the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft, since pass rushers are paid a premium. The Patriots weren’t going to pay Jones the going rate for productive pass rushers, which is in the neighborhood of $17 million per year, with over $50 million in guarantees.

Linebacker Jamie Collins turned down an extension of $11 million per year during training camp, which was the Pats’ impetus for dealing him to the Browns as last season’s trading deadline approached. Instead of waiting until next year to receive a third-round compensatory selection at best for Collins leaving in free agency, the Patriots took a third-round compensatory pick in this year’s draft (103rd overall) from the Browns.

The Eagles and Ravens made one of those infrequent trades involving a player last week. Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan was acquired by the Eagles in a swap of third-round picks. The Eagles dropped down 25 spots to the 99th overall pick while the Ravens moved up to the 74th overall pick. The Ravens re-signing Jernigan, who is entering his contract year, was unlikely after they retained free-agent defensive tackle Brandon Williams with a five-year, $52.5 million deal containing $27.5 million in guarantees.

Here are five veteran players that NFL teams should seriously consider trading in the days leading up or during the NFL Draft using the Patriot Way or adopting an NBA philosophy.

Kirk Cousins QB / Washington

Destination: 49ers

Trade compensation: 2018 first-round pick and 2017 second-round pick (34th overall)

Redskins president Bruce Allen confirmed to The MMQB’s Albert Breer at the NFL’s annual owners meetings in late March that Cousins was offered a five-year extension over the $23,943,600 franchise tag he’s currently scheduled to play under this season. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, this is the same $20 million per year offer with “low” guarantees that was made around the time of the NFL combine in late February. The offer is below the average of 2016’s top 15 quarterback deals, which is approximately $21.225 million per year.

Structure is everything with NFL contracts, since the deals aren’t fully guaranteed. Any Redskins offer with less than $40 million fully guaranteed at signing won’t be taken seriously by Cousins’ camp. The five-year, $75 million contract the Redskins gave free-agent cornerback Josh Norman last April with a player-friendly structure had $36.5 million fully guaranteed at signing.

Allen indicated that the Redskins are committed to getting Cousins signed before the July 15 deadline that franchise players have for long-term deals. It’s probably going to take a contract in the same ballpark as the five-year extension Andrew Luck received from the Colts last offseason, which reset the NFL pay scale, to lock up Cousins long-term. Luck’s contract averages $24.594 million per year and contains $87 million in guarantees, of which $47 million was fully guaranteed at signing.

There’s a lot of skepticism about the Redskins ever getting into this territory for Cousins. Waiting is going to make signing Cousins more difficult for the Redskins because Derek Carr, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford are in line for offseason extensions from the Raiders, Falcons and Lions that should eclipse $25 million per year.

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Seahawks Actually Trying to Trade Richard Sherman

Written by Ryan Wilson at CBSSports.com

It started innocently enough as just another offseason rumor, perhaps more speculative than anything: The Seahawks would be willing to trade Richard Sherman. The perennial Pro Bowl cornerback initially laughed it off  but days later he had a different tone . “I wouldn’t want to leave this city and my guys, but understand it’s a business and organizational philosophies change.”

On Wednesday, Seahawks general manager John Schneider took it a step further.

“What you’ve seen lately in the news is real,” Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Salk” show. “That’s on both sides.”

Schneider’s comments were part of a discussion about Sherman’s relationship with the team after the 2016 season.

“I think we’re a very unique organization in that regard. We have a great relationship with a lot of our players,” Schneider said. ”There’s very much an openness. … It’s just open communication. He knows what’s going on. We know what’s going on. I don’t know if anything would ever happen, but like I tell people all the time, 98 percent of the deals that we’re involved with, we don’t follow through with. But at least we’ve opened that door, gone down the road and seen what’s behind Door A or Door B.”

To recap: The Seahawks aren’t necessarily planning to trade Sherman but the possibility of shipping him out of town has been discussed. And through it all, the organization has been up front with Sherman about it.

“This isn’t a secret like this just came out of nowhere,” Schneider said. “People find things out and we’re not going to lie to each other and we’re not going to BS each other. It’s going to be all laid out, and like I said, that doesn’t happen everywhere. We have open lines of communication between our coaching staff and our player personnel staff. It goes through player development, it goes through our sports science group. There’s a lot going on there.”

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Sherman Calls Out Goodell for New Rules


Written By Mark W. Sanchez at NewYorkPost.com

Richard Sherman would throw a flag on Roger Goodell — if the commissioner could actually step foot on an NFL field.

The outspoken Seahawks star took issue with Goodell’s February proposal to eject players who commit two personal fouls in a game.

In a “SportsCenter” interview that aired Sunday, the cornerback ripped the commissioner, saying a person who never played the game at that level has no part instituting rules he can’t fully comprehend.

“I think it’s foolish,” Sherman said about the rule change proposal that has come about following Odell Beckham Jr.’s three personal-foul tirade against Carolina. “But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”

Goodell, who did play high school football before blowing out his knee, wants to instill more control over the game. With a rule change that ejects players who commit multiple personal fouls, the refs would have more authority, and the players, theoretically at least, would be less likely for reckless plays.

Sherman, who was recently elected to the NFLPA executive committee, wasn’t done aiming at league higher-ups, saying the controversy of defining a catch is still ongoing because players and former players don’t have a say.

“You’ve got a bunch of suits doing it,” Sherman said about making NFL rules. “Like I said before, you don’t have a bunch of guys … let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.”

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