Richard Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss: “He’s a good person and this is not his character”

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As more details emerge regarding the Wednesday arrest of free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman, his wife has issued a brief comment.

“At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Ashley Moss said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “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.”

Moss was, according to Condotta, “emotionally shaken.” She declined to discuss the specific of the case.

Via Condotta, Sherman’s initial court appearance could happen on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET. He will be held without bail, per protocol in domestic violence cases, until a judge can consider the situation.

In addition to the pending charge of burglary domestic violence, the Washington State Patrol also is investigating Sherman for DUI and hit-and-run based after Sherman allegedly crashed a car into a concrete barrier and left the scene on foot. It appears that Sherman submitted to BAC testing for alcohol.

33 responses to “Richard Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss: “He’s a good person and this is not his character”

  1. He found out Lions were his only option left to play this coming season and lost it.

  2. Mental illness (CTE) and substance abuse.. is not a good mix .

    That said .. if he committed a crime, he needs to do the time.

  3. We have all done things out of character… so even though I have always been a pretty big Sherman hater, I kinda feel for him in this incident, and I am glad the situation wasn’t worse.

  4. A multi-millionaire should not need help. He should be helping others.

  5. Like him or hate him, he’s always appeared to have his act together. Seems out of character. Makes me think a bad reaction to a recreational ‘activity’.

  6. Sounds like the Police Officer was hurt.

    Nothing good ever comes from anger.

  7. Very surprised, would be a shame to see Richard Sherman’s career end like this. Never my favorite player but seemed very intelligent and was indeed very talented at his craft.

  8. If this documented event isn’t his character, scary to think what his real character is.

  9. We all have a bad day now and then. Who among us hasn’t crashed a vehicle, attempted to break into a residence, fought with police, and ended up with a K-9 being unleashed on us? Hey, it happens once in a while.

  10. Oh, since it’s not in his character, let’s let the clown run free. See how many more officers he injures in the process. Oh, and I’m sure you don’t receive any of that money he gets paid either…

  11. Why are so many people supporting and making excuses for this guy? What if he had hit and killed someone?

  12. I can’t believe this is Richard. Hope things work out for him and his family.

  13. It might be out of character. Seems to be. Maybe he smoked some weed some jerk laced with PCP. This is what his behavior sounds like. They took a blood sample so we may find out. That’s the problem(one of them) with street drugs. Adulteration.

  14. cueghost says: July 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm We have all done things out of character… so even though I have always been a pretty big Sherman hater, I kinda feel for him in this incident, and I am glad the situation wasn’t worse. —————— That’s not true at all. Whatever you do is part of your character. You dont get to say “oh the bad times or when I was under pressure that wasnt me” because how you handle difficult situations and whether your willing to admit your shortcomings is the biggest part of your character. No ones character only gets to be assessed by what they do when their acting right.

  15. Whatever is up within the family didn’t just crop up overnight. Just trying to get him out- of the house? Jail?
    The nfl? Out of your life?
    Something has had to have been amiss for more than one night.

  16. This guy constantly acts like he is better & smarter then every person in the room so no he does not get a pass.

  17. Not judging here, but I imagine top athletes have been allowed to slide on bad decisions so often they believe their status will somehow absolve them of a steep price.

  18. if sherman is such a good person why did his wife’s parents not let him in their house….

  19. I once had an intense shouting match at a store. I yelled some not nice words that I would never say around my mom. I wanted to knock the guy out with his little smug attitude but I didn’t. I often think about that moment and thank God that this was before iPhones were everywhere, otherwise someone would have been recording and it would have gotten 3 million views on Youtube. I’m the guy who is overly polite to servers, custodians, and anyone else who have thankless job because I know they deal with idiots all day.There is not a single person out there who has never had a “that’s no who I am” moment. Some of us are fortunate that it happened in private. Others are unfortunate to have theirs broadcast on the internet.

  20. Sunday Swami says:
    July 14, 2021 at 9:28 pm
    cueghost says: July 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm We have all done things out of character… so even though I have always been a pretty big Sherman hater, I kinda feel for him in this incident, and I am glad the situation wasn’t worse. —————— That’s not true at all. Whatever you do is part of your character. You dont get to say “oh the bad times or when I was under pressure that wasnt me” because how you handle difficult situations and whether your willing to admit your shortcomings is the biggest part of your character. No ones character only gets to be assessed by what they do when their acting right.
    ___________

    The death of a child or parent, a job loss, or other traumatic life event can cause stress and pressure that alters the behavior of even those of the strongest character.

  21. kennylc629 says:

    July 15, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I once had an intense shouting match at a store. I yelled some not nice words that I would never say around my mom. I wanted to knock the guy out with his little smug attitude but I didn’t. I often think about that moment and thank God that this was before iPhones were everywhere, otherwise someone would have been recording and it would have gotten 3 million views on Youtube. I’m the guy who is overly polite to servers, custodians, and anyone else who have thankless job because I know they deal with idiots all day. There is not a single person out there who has never had a “that’s no who I am” moment. Some of us are fortunate that it happened in private. Others are unfortunate to have theirs broadcast on the internet.
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    “There is not a single person out there who has never had a “that’s no who I am” moment” WRONG so so wrong. What is it with everyone making excuses! I’ve never had a “that’s not who I am” moment. When I’ve done something wrong, that’s part of who I am and part of my character. Whether or not I learn from the situation or if I repeat it is also a part of my character. I dont get to say “nah that wasn’t me” because those who do are the same people who never take responsibility for themselves.

  22. gibson45 says:

    July 15, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Sunday Swami says:
    July 14, 2021 at 9:28 pm
    cueghost says: July 14, 2021 at 4:42 pm We have all done things out of character… so even though I have always been a pretty big Sherman hater, I kinda feel for him in this incident, and I am glad the situation wasn’t worse. —————— That’s not true at all. Whatever you do is part of your character. You dont get to say “oh the bad times or when I was under pressure that wasnt me” because how you handle difficult situations and whether your willing to admit your shortcomings is the biggest part of your character. No ones character only gets to be assessed by what they do when their acting right.
    ___________

    The death of a child or parent, a job loss, or other traumatic life event can cause stress and pressure that alters the behavior of even those of the strongest character.

    ————
    And how you handle those situations is what builds character or what breaks it down. Again you dont get to cherry pick and choose the good times and claim that’s your character.

  23. Sunday Swami says:
    July 15, 2021 at 10:30 am

    “There is not a single person out there who has never had a “that’s no who I am” moment” WRONG so so wrong. What is it with everyone making excuses! I’ve never had a “that’s not who I am” moment. When I’ve done something wrong, that’s part of who I am and part of my character. Whether or not I learn from the situation or if I repeat it is also a part of my character. I dont get to say “nah that wasn’t me” because those who do are the same people who never take responsibility for themselves.
    ___________

    Recognizing that human emotions occur has nothing to do with making excuses. No one is making excuses for Sherman or for anyone else who has had an out of character response to a traumatic event. Mature people understand that life changing events can temporarily alter the behavior of even those of the strongest character.

  24. Stories like these make me grateful that I’m not famous. Sure, most have never had an episode this bad, but we’ve all done things we’re not proud of. To have it all be public will make dealing with it that much tougher. Hoping Sherman gets whatever help he needs and can avoid the alcohol going forward.

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