Not so long ago, Richard Sherman was considered one of the top-notch cornerbacks in the National Football League. Either for the San Francisco 49ers or Seattle Seahawks, he was a walking institution around the league.
Now, the free-agent defender has made all the headlines for the wrong reasons, as it was reported that he was arrested and released without bail for trespassing, DUI, resisting arrest, and burglary domestic violence.
According to multiple reports, the former Super Bowl champion was on antidepressants and receiving mental health counseling before the drunken accident that led to his now-infamous arrest.
Video: Drunk Richard Sherman Tries To Take Down Father-In-Law's Door
Now, a leaked video has shed more light on the events of that night. On it, you can see Sherman trying to take down his father-in-law's door and asking him to 'come through' in a violent manner.
"He faces charges of criminal trespassing, malicious mischief, driving under the influence and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, while a felony charge of "burglary domestic violence" has been dropped," reported Yahoo! Sports.
Sherman Released Without Bail
“I see Mr. Sherman is a pillar in this community, he’s a business owner, he’s a husband, he’s a father,” the judge said, as quoted by NBC Sports' ProFootballTalk. “I’m gonna release Mr. Sherman.”
"Sherman has been ordered to stay away from a member of his wife’s family he had a dispute with, but his wife did not seek an order of protection for herself. Sherman will have to appear in court again tomorrow morning. Police arrested Sherman outside his wife’s parents’ home in the early hours of Wednesday morning after his wife called 911 saying that he was drunk, belligerent and threatening suicide. Sherman is separately being arrested for a hit and run and driving under the influence," the report concluded.
Hopefully, Sherman will get the help he clearly needs. He's never been known for being this kind of person and you never want to see anyone struggle so badly, let alone a professional athlete.