Ex-San Francisco 49ers Richard Sherman pleads not guilty to domestic violence charges
- Richard Sherman appeared with his wife, Ashley Sherman in a county courtroom on Friday
- He faces 5 charges of misdemeanor, including two domestic violence charges
- Sherman said Friday he has been dealing with some mental health issues for the past few months
Ex-San Francisco 49ers’ player Richard Sherman on Friday pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges in connection with his arrest outside the Seattle area home of his wife’s parents earlier this week.
Sherman appeared with his wife, Ashley Sherman in a county courtroom on Friday. He was charged with two domestic violence counts, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and endangering roadway workers earlier in the day.
The charges are all misdemeanors, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, or gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year.
The 33-year-old Sherman was arrested in Redmond, Washington after police said a man attempted to break into the home of Ashley Sherman's parents on Wednesday. Police also said the man crashed into a barrier in a construction zone, before the alleged attempted break-in.
Sherman, vice president of the NFL Players Association's executive committee, was released without bail on Thursday. His next appearance in the court will be a pre-trial hearing on August 13.
Sherman said Friday he has been dealing with some mental health issues for the past few months.
"I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Tuesday night. I behaved in a manner I am not proud of," AFP quoted Sherman as saying.
Sherman spent the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL although he played just five games for the team last season before being released in February.
Sherman was a member of the Seattle Seahawks for seven seasons, making two Super Bowl appearances and winning one.