Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been all over the news recently, not because he signed a deal with any NFL team but because of not-so-good reasons. The former Super Bowl champion was arrested for domestic assault and driving under the influence in Seattle on Tuesday night.
Sherman was finally released without bail and most of the charges against him were dropped. Then again, recent footage of his drunken incident could take a toll on his public persona, even though it was later revealed that he’s struggling with mental health.
The former San Francisco 49ers player is reportedly on antidepressants and getting the health he needs. Now, a couple of days after his arrest, he broke the silence on his current struggles and expressed his remorse.
Richard Sherman Opens Up After His Arrest
“I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Thursday 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. 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,” the cornerback wrote on Instagram.
Richard Sherman’s Wife Stands By Him
“I love and support my husband," Sherman's wife, Ashley Sherman, said in a statement, via AP. "I am committed to helping Richard get the support and care that he needs. Richard has always been a loving father and husband. And we are looking forward to seeing him at home with his family.”
Richard Sherman has never been known for being a violent or irrational person. Hopefully, this will be nothing but an isolated incident and he’ll get the help he needs. Mental health is no joke and no one knows the demons and burdens the other has to deal with.