Here is today’s story of someone who should have excellent communications skills running afoul of the law.
Richard Sherman. Professional football star. Stanford alumnus. Member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and graduate in the Class of 2010 with an undergraduate degree in communications.
- Police say Sherman crashed SUV and attempted break-in
- Felony burglary charge has domestic violence component
- Five-time Pro Bowl cornerback is currently a free agent
Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 7.14.2021
Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman has been arrested for allegedly attempting to break into the Redmond, Wash., home of his in-laws after fleeing a single-car crash that left his vehicle seriously damaged, authorities said at a news conference Wednesday.
Sherman, who spent the past three seasons with the 49ers (photo above) and is vice president of the NFL Players Association executive committee, is in custody at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle, facing charges of burglary domestic violence, resisting arrest and malicious mischief. He was booked at 6:08 a.m. Wednesday and has been denied bail.
The sequence of events began shortly after 1 a.m., when the State Patrol received a 911 call about a one-car collision in a construction zone in Redmond. The vehicle struck a concrete divider, Johnson said, left the scene and was abandoned in a parking lot near the 148th Avenue exit of eastbound State Route 520.
The impact left the vehicle with at least two tires popped, according to Johnson. He said a check of the license plate revealed it was registered to Sherman.
Johnson said the State Patrol was granted a search warrant for a blood test for suspected impairment. Soon thereafter, he said, State Patrol troopers arrived at a nearby residence looking for Sherman, and they assisted Redmond police in making the arrest.
The initial 911 call came from a construction worker who witnessed Sherman’s vehicle leaving the scene, according to Mead.