Richard Sherman remains jailed on suspicion of DUI, pending court appearance

Sun Feb 25 12:28pm ET
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Former NFL All-Pro Richard Sherman remained jailed Sunday morning in Washington state after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was taken to King County Correctional Facility in Seattle on Saturday at about 4:30 a.m. local time. Sherman is expected to make a court appearance on Monday, at which point a judge can decide whether to grant bail.

Sherman, 35, was stopped around 2 a.m. on Interstate 405 in the Seattle suburb of Renton for allegedly driving 79 mph in a 60 mph zone, The Seattle Times reported, citing an arrest report.

Per the report, he told Washington State Police troopers that he had consumed two margaritas. While refusing to take a breathalyzer test, he agreed to voluntary tests, and the troopers saw signs that Sherman was under the influence, The Times said.

A member of the NFL's all-decade team for the 2010a, Sherman was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team All-Pro defensive back.

Selected in the fifth round by Seattle out of Stanford, he played 11 NFL seasons for the Seahawks (2011-17), San Francisco 49ers (2018-20) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2021). He recorded 37 interceptions, returned three for touchdowns, forced five fumbles and recovered seven while totaling 495 tackles in 144 games (136 starts).

The leader of the Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" secondary, he won Super Bowl XLVIII with Seattle over the Denver Broncos in the 2013 season.

Sherman has been an analyst for Amazon Prime Thursday night pregame and postgame shows for two seasons, and he joined Fox Sports' "Undisputed" talk show in 2023.

He pleaded guilty on March 7, 2022, to first-degree negligent driving, second-degree criminal trespass and speeding in a construction zone in a July 2021 incident in Redmond, Wash., a Seattle suburb. According to media reports, he received a 90-day suspended sentence with two years of monitored supervision, and the two-year period has not expired.

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