John Lynch: 49ers will provide support to Richard Sherman and his wife

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Although Richard Sherman no longer plays for the 49ers, General Manager John Lynch has reached out to Sherman and his wife after the events of the last 48 hours, which saw Sherman arrested for trying to break into his wife’s parents’ home, and Ashley Sherman call 911 to report that Richard Sherman was suicidal.

Lynch told reporters today that he is concerned about both Richard and Ashley and has reached out to the family to let them know that the 49ers can provide resources to them.

“They’re good people,” Lynch said of Richard and Ashley. “Just praying that they find their way through this and we’ll support them any way we can.”

Lynch and the 49ers signed Sherman to a three-year contract in 2018. He is currently a free agent.

Sherman remains incarcerated and will appear before a judge this afternoon.

32 responses to “John Lynch: 49ers will provide support to Richard Sherman and his wife

  1. Why??!! Lynch this isn’t the right incident to do a PR stunt. Stick to football.

  2. singularitynow says:

    Who’s supporting the parents that got terrorized on this rampage?
    ____________

    I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.

  3. @SundaySwami

    This is what a mature, compassionate organization and the people associated with it do. They recognize that good people can have rough times and offer to help, instead of doing nothing other than talking about how such episodes indicate the overall character of a person.

  4. good thing for a team to do and frankly maybe should …. for players past and present who ask for it as may saves lives and embarrassing incidents such as this out of the news as perhaps the league and union should discuss and form a monetary pool for such needs when required

  5. @Gibson45 – You’re “sure” huh? I’m sure I’m relieved that you’re on top of this with your assumptions.

  6. Gibson45 isn’t really a psychologist, but he did stay at a holiday inn express last night probably.

  7. gibson45 says:
    July 15, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    singularitynow says:

    Who’s supporting the parents that got terrorized on this rampage?
    ____________

    I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.

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    He attempted unwanted entry, resisted arrest, fought a police officer, and was subdued by a police k-9. That much we do know and that alone is enough to be traumatizing for the parents. Quit trying to make excuses for a criminal. That’s being passive aggressive to the victims.

  8. “Sherm. You needed to have a fall guy with you that evening,” – Cris Carter

  9. The same support they showed Kaepernick? Everyone seems to forget it was the Niners who got rid of Karpernick.

  10. If only they would have run Marshawn in the SB. Patriots/Carrol/Russ are still in this dudes head.

  11. snowdood163 says:
    July 15, 2021 at 4:03 pm
    gibson45 says:
    July 15, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    singularitynow says:

    Who’s supporting the parents that got terrorized on this rampage?
    ____________

    I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.
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    I’m sure they were calm and collective as they called 911, because a relative was attempting a forced entry.

  12. “I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. ”
    __________

    Odd you go after the other guy for not knowing what happened but are sure the parents are receiving some kind of support. How would you have any idea about that? It’s a nice gesture for the Niners to offer to help Sherman but there are other people who may need help who are hurting specifically due to Sherman. Probably would have been better for Lynch to say they’re offering help for all involved.

  13. Lynch and the 49ers didn’t have to offer as Sherman was no longer their player. Classy move and I hope the Shermans can take up the help.

  14. He lives in Seattle. All this came down there. He won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks. Where’s the local love and concern?

  15. The 9ers have been a classy organization since Eddy took over, ya there have been some rough spots and a learning curve here and there, but J Lynch did the right Christian thing to do, and it will pay dividends now and for future 9er hopefuls, it sends a msg that the 49ers take care of their people, from a 70 year 9er die hard fan.

  16. Football players always get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to situations like these because of brain trauma associated with the game. When did that stop?

  17. It’ll be interesting to see how this story unfolds from here on out. I think there are plenty of players who could use a support network from the league and their respective teams.

  18. Christopher Allan says:
    July 15, 2021 at 4:40 pm
    snowdood163 says:
    July 15, 2021 at 4:03 pm
    gibson45 says:
    July 15, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    singularitynow says:

    Who’s supporting the parents that got terrorized on this rampage?
    ____________

    I’m sure that the parents are receiving support at a level consistent with whatever actually happened. You really have no idea whether there was a “rampage” or if the parents were “terrorized”. Of course, the hypocrisy is that you really don’t care about the parents. Your fake concern is a poorly disguised passive aggressive slam at Sherman.
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    I’m sure they were calm and collective as they called 911, because a relative was attempting a forced entry.
    _______________

    It is a long way from calm and collective to allegedly being terrorized by a rampage. The truth, of course, is that no one knows how the parents felt or what was going on in that house. For all we know the father-in-law, who seems to the crux of the situation, had been harassing Sherman, and the household was fully expecting and hoping for an extreme reaction from him. That speculation is just as valid as claiming that the parents were terrorized.

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