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NFL Free Agent Sherman Arrested For Domestic Violence In Weird Wednesday Caper

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let's Move!" taping with Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks in the White House Kitchen, May 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

NFL free agent Richard Sherman, a five-time Pro Bowler and former member of Seattle’s famed “Legion of Boom” defense that helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos, was arrested early this morning for investigation of domestic violence residential burglary according to a press release form the Redmond, Washington, police department.
The statement says the 33-year-old cornerback fought with officers and a K9 team was deployed to help take him down after he attempted to force entry into a family members home, where Redmond Police arrived after a 1:49 a.m. after receiving a call to the residence reporting a burglary in process.
After being transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment and cleared, Sherman was booked into the King County Correctional Facility at 6:08 a.m. local time on the felony charge and denied bail — standard procedure for domestic violence suspects in the jurisdiction before they can see a judge. 
It was a strange and tragic end to a saga which began at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday when Redmond Police were notified by the King’s County Sheriff’s Office that Sherman was possibly traveling to Redmond. 
ESPN reported that Sherman was also being investigated for a separate incident involving a hit-and-run and damage to state Department of Transportation property. 
According to the report, a vehicle involved in a single-car crash early Wednesday morning was found abandoned but when law enforcement ran the car's registration it came back to Sherman.
This led to Troopers with the Washington State Patrol arriving at the arrest scene in pursuit of a blood search warrant. 
Reached by the Seattle Times Sherman’s wife would not discuss specifics of the event and told the paper that at this time the family would not be making any statements except that he did not harm anyone.
“My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character. We’re doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured.”
The NFL Players Association, of which Sherman is a vice president, released a statement Wednesday morning confirming the news of his arrest.
“We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved,” the statement read. “We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us.”

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