Richard Sherman broke the silence before and after his arrest.
A few days after the free agent NFL cornerback was arrested and charged with burglary, he issued a thank-you statement on Twitter and vowed to get the help he needs in the personal turmoil.
Sherman’s statement is as follows:
I deeply regret what I did on Tuesday night. I am not proud of the way I behave. In the past few months, I have been dealing with some personal challenges, but this is not an excuse for my performance. The importance of mental and emotional health is very real, and I vowed to get the help I need. I am grateful to everyone who reached out to support me and my family, including our community in Seattle. I am grateful to have such an excellent wife, family and support system to rely on during this time.
According to the police, on July 13, Sherman was arrested in Seattle after trying to break into a relative’s house. No one was injured. Prosecutors announced on Friday that Sherman had been charged with five counts related to the incident, all of which were misdemeanors.
Later this week, Sherman’s wife Ashley Moss defended him and supported her husband, saying that Sherman’s actions did not harm anyone.
Richard Sherman’s wife Ashley Moss told the Seattle Times: “He didn’t harm anyone. My child was not harmed in the incident. He is a good person, it’s not his character. We did a good job, I just want to get him out. I want people to know that no one is hurt.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2021
Sherman is currently a free agent. After spending the first part of his career with the Seahawks, he will spend several years with the 49ers.