On July 14, 2021, Richard Sherman, most recently with the Buccaneers this past season, was arrested after driving into a closed construction zone and crashing. His vehicle sustained heavy damage, and Sherman fled the scene. The veteran cornerback then went to the home of his in-laws and attempted to break down the front door. The incident was captured on a security video from the home. The gifted corner had been drinking heavily on the day of the incident. His wife Ashley had called 911 to try and stop him just before the crash along Highway 520 in the Emerald State.
Sherman, as part of an agreement with King County Prosecutors, was given a 90-day jail sentence with 88 days suspended and credit for two days time served. He was ordered to pay $825.50 in fees and penalties to the court clerk and $500 for speeding in the construction zone. He also must pay restitution to his father-in-law, with the amount to be determined at a later date, and to the Department of Transportation. He will be under monitored supervision for two years.
Sherman initially faced other misdemeanor charges, including two domestic violence counts, second-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree malicious mischief, as well as driving under the influence, reckless endangerment of roadway workers, and resisting arrest. Sherman currently is a free agent and had previously played for the 49ers and Seahawks before signing a one-year deal with the Bucs last season. He suffered an injury and missed most of the season. When he was healthy, he played well. Go Bucs!!