Richard Sherman pleads not guilty to five misdemeanor charges

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Richard Sherman was in a courtroom on Friday to enter pleas on the five misdemeanor charges he faces after being arrested in Redmond, Washington earlier this week.

Per multiple reports, Sherman entered not guilty pleas on all five of the charges. Sherman is charged with criminal trespass in the second degree with a domestic-violence element, reckless endangerment of roadway crews, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and malicious mischief with a domestic-violence element for attempting to break into his in-laws’ house and driving infractions on the way to the home.

Sherman appeared in court with his wife and issued a statement earlier on Friday calling himself “deeply remorseful” for his actions while vowing to “get the help” he needs for mental health issues.

Sherman is currently a free agent and the veteran cornerback’s chances of playing this season may be contingent on taking time to do that work while his legal case makes its way through the system. The 49ers, Sherman’s most recent team, offered support to Sherman and his family in the wake of his arrest this week.

41 responses to “Richard Sherman pleads not guilty to five misdemeanor charges

  1. Sherman’s wife defends her husband in the media and stands with him in court.

    Meanwhile her father is posting in Sherman’s Instagram comments and releasing video to the media.

    Wonder if we’ll ever learn the full story.

  2. So…he is deeply resmorseful for all of the things he is claiming to be not guilty of???

  3. So “deeply remorseful” that he’s pleading not guilty to five already watered down misdemeanor charges.

  4. Not remorseful for having millions of dollars in his pocket. I kinda even believed him for few mins.

  5. jdistheone says:
    July 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm
    If he pleads Not Guilty, what is he apologizing for?

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    “Not guilty” is legal jargon. It’s what his attorney told him to plead. It doesn’t mean he has nothing to apologize for. I’ve pleaded not guilty at the advice of my attorney and still felt the need to take responsibility and make amends. It’s just part of the legal “game”

  6. He is so sorry. Haha. What a joke. If it was one of us we wouldn’t get bail. That’s facts.

  7. I don’t want to make excuses for him. And it sounds like he was acting self righteous and entitled. But to me it also seems CTE esque, as Sherman has been a well known personality for a long time now, and nothing like this has been reported before.

  8. Richard sure is getting a lot of “priveledge” …he better thank his lucky stars. You’re no longer a pillar of the community if your drunk, belligerent and suicidal. No bail? Seriously?

    can we stop taking this guy seriously or giving him the benefit of the doubt?

  9. jdistheone says:
    July 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm
    If he pleads Not Guilty, what is he apologizing for?
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    norseyapper says:
    July 16, 2021 at 6:20 pm
    So…he is deeply resmorseful for all of the things he is claiming to be not guilty of???
    ________________

    minime says:
    July 16, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    Apologizes but pleads not guilty.
    Oh brother.
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    Any person who pleads guilty at an initial court appearance is an absolute moron. There is not a competent attorney in existence who would advise anyone to plead guilty at an initial hearing. Pleading not guilty has nothing to do with whether a defendant is remorseful or chooses to also apologize for his/her conduct in a situation.

  10. Judge probably entered not guilty pleas for him at the first hearing that judge just pushing them thru

  11. Drunk as a skunk and higher than a kite, Sherman unfortunately has many issues.
    However, his first step to recovery is admitting his mistake and taking ownership of what he did. It’s like watching a train wreck and it’s really a shame.

  12. floriomike says:
    July 17, 2021 at 8:56 am
    Richard sure is getting a lot of “priveledge” …he better thank his lucky stars. You’re no longer a pillar of the community if your drunk, belligerent and suicidal. No bail? Seriously?

    can we stop taking this guy seriously or giving him the benefit of the doubt?
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    Sherman has received no privileges. He has been treated exactly the same as any other defendant with a clean record facing similar charges. This has been documented by multiple sources who are very familiar with court proceedings in the area.

  13. You always state not guilty at the first arraignment whether guilty or not. Pre-trial is generally when the actual decision is made to how to plead.

  14. I am sitting here laughing at all these losers saying, oh well if he’s remorseful why’s he pleading not guilty???? Duh duh duh how can he plead not guilty and be remorseful??? Clearly all of you people have no clue how our judicial system works. Here, let me help. This will never go to trial, Sherman will end up with a couple hundred hours community service. If even that. What’s more important is why did the judge not mention how blatantly Coach Jon Gruden tampered with Sherman?

  15. Just as there is selective outrage there is also selective sympathy. The latter is the case here. Media and fans seem more offended by how the 911 operator acted than they are with the incident and charges on Sherman. It is because it is an inconvenient story that runs contrary to the false narrative of Sherman as this “passionate, cerebral leader” and smart, strong voice of the players. If his BAC comes back as DUI it stands to reason he put many more innoncent people in MUCH greater risk because of his midnight drunk GTA mission than many other players who have been crushed by media and fans for far lesser offenses.

  16. ronniemundsmambo says:
    July 17, 2021 at 10:53 am
    Just as there is selective outrage there is also selective sympathy. The latter is the case here. Media and fans seem more offended by how the 911 operator acted than they are with the incident and charges on Sherman. It is because it is an inconvenient story that runs contrary to the false narrative of Sherman as this “passionate, cerebral leader” and smart, strong voice of the players. If his BAC comes back as DUI it stands to reason he put many more innoncent people in MUCH greater risk because of his midnight drunk GTA mission than many other players who have been crushed by media and fans for far lesser offenses.
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    People continue to confuse sympathy and excuse making with concern for an individual’s well being. Absolutely no one is expressing sympathy or making excuses for Sherman. There is a huge difference between empathy and sympathy, just as there is a huge difference between expressing concern and making excuses.

  17. ronniemundsmambo says:
    July 17, 2021 at 10:53 am
    If his BAC comes back as DUI it stands to reason he put many more innoncent people in MUCH greater risk because of his midnight drunk GTA mission than many other players who have been crushed by media and fans for far lesser offenses.
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    Anyone who drives after consuming just one alcoholic beverage is putting innocent people at risk. Most of the people who express outrage regarding Sherman (or anyone else) driving while over the legal limit have driven many times themselves after consuming a beer, shot, or mixed drink. All such situations, regardless of whether someone is or is not over the legal limit, are very dangerous and constitute reckless conduct.

  18. gibson45 says:
    July 17, 2021 at 11:45 am
    ronniemundsmambo says:
    July 17, 2021 at 10:53 am
    If his BAC comes back as DUI it stands to reason he put many more innoncent people in MUCH greater risk because of his midnight drunk GTA mission than many other players who have been crushed by media and fans for far lesser offenses.
    ___________

    Anyone who drives after consuming just one alcoholic beverage is putting innocent people at risk. Most of the people who express outrage regarding Sherman (or anyone else) driving while over the legal limit have driven many times themselves after consuming a beer, shot, or mixed drink. All such situations, regardless of whether someone is or is not over the legal limit, are very dangerous and constitute reckless conduct.

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    So you are comparing a 200lb guy having a beer to a 200kb guy having 20+ ounces of hard alcohol?

    Look, I don’t drink at all, but even I think your take is ridiculous

  19. No body said 20+ ounces of hard liquor. That is a straw-man argument.

    The point is that almost any level of alcohol impairs motor skills and decision making. More is worse, obviously.

  20. As others are saying, the “not guilty” plea was for pre-trial. Defendants ALWAYS plead not guilty at pre-trial, hoping that the case gets thrown out.

    Once they move to the trial phase, Sherman will plead guilty, hoping for community service as the punishment.

  21. So how is he not in jail? Dui, reckless endangerment, domestic violence, resisting arrest and more. And he was allowed to go home? Justice system needs work. A dui alone gets you a minimum 10 days in jail in most states. And that just the start of his issues

  22. Not many baseball fans in these comments. Lots of one strike and you’re out individuals.

  23. rohinaz says:
    July 17, 2021 at 12:57 pm
    So how is he not in jail? Dui, reckless endangerment, domestic violence, resisting arrest and more. And he was allowed to go home? Justice system needs work. A dui alone gets you a minimum 10 days in jail in most states. And that just the start of his issues

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    They don’t through in right away. You get to make bail and then have a trial. It is called due process as we believe in protecting the rights of EVERYONE. You need to read up on how a justice system works.

  24. Everyone would plead “Not Guilty” here. You do that to retain you rights. This will never hit trial as he will plead guilty to a different charge as the lawyer works something out. It is the process that EVERYONE goes through and there hasn’t been special treatment. This isn’t about being remorseful or saying you didn’t do it, it is how the legal process works.

  25. To everyone saying why is he pleading not guilty to something he apologized for, you obviously have never been through the justice system. If you plead guilty immediately, the state can just sentence you to whatever they want. If you plead not guilty and make them have to put together a case, they will come at you with plea bargains, dropping some charges if you plea guilty to certain ones and they will offer you a lighter sentence.

  26. Cowart’s teammates are saying “shut the F up”, and Brady’s teammates are saying thank you. Now Brady’s going to run up the score. Smart guy, this Cowart. If you learned anything from playing with Brady one year is you don’t want to piss him off. Is this guy a slow learner? I guarantee you he’s not impressing Belichick. Belichick is going to have to have a chat with this guy. You’re better off giving Brady a parade and rolling out the red carpet. Give him a 10 minute standing ovation. Tell him thanks a million times. Do anything to try to soften him up, but don’t call him out. He’ll whip your tail.

  27. Classy Richard Sherman! This fragile elite athlete ego is on full display. Where are all the people who were outraged at the white Seattle player just a few months back? Oh that’s right…Richard doesn’t fit that narrative.

  28. There is a difference between pleading not guilty in court and being guilty. He did it. However, that doesn’t mean that he is going to let the legal system run him over.

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