Richard Sherman has issued his first public statement following his arrest in King County on July 14. In a statement posted to Twitter, Sherman apologized to his friends, family and fans and explained that he has been working to overcome "personal challenges over the last several months."
"I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Tuesday night. I behaved in a manner I am not proud of. I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted," he wrote.
"The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need. I appreciate all of the people who have reached out in support of me and my family, including our community here in Seattle. I am grateful to have such an amazing wife, family and support system to lean on during this time."
As previously mentioned, Sherman was arrested on July 14 after he allegedly crashed his car while driving under the influence and then attempted to break into his in-laws' home. Fortunately, there were no reported physical injuries tied to Sherman's alleged actions. He currently faces the following charges: driving under the influence, criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, malicious mischief, resisting arrest and driving under the influence. However, Sherman was released without bail on Thursday and is expected to have his second court hearing at 5 p.m. ET. Throughout his release, the NFL cornerback is not allowed to make contact with his father-in-law, consume alcohol or possess a firearm.
As for his status in the NFL, Sherman remains a free agent and he has not been suspended by the league.
This story is developing and more details will be added as it unfolds.
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