NFL star Richard Sherman has apologized after his arrest this week for an alleged drunken rampage that ended with his arrest at his in-laws' home.
The 33-year-old free agent took to social media to express remorse over the incident in which he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a barrier in a construction zone and later tried to break into his wife's parents' home in Redmond, Washington.
"I'm deeply remorseful for my action on Tuesday night," Sherman said in a statement posted on social media on Friday afternoon. "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 three-time All-Pro was released from jail without bail on Thursday after he was arrested early Wednesday morning, and prosecutors and the judge in the case agreed to drop the initial felony charge in favor of five misdemeanors.
Instead Sherman was charged with DUI, reckless endangerment of road workers, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, and malicious mischief, the Associated Press reported.
In a harrowing 911 call from the incident, Sherman's wife, Ashley Moss, can be imploring emergency dispatchers to send police officers to intervene on her husband, who she said had been drinking and was threatening suicide.
In his apology, Sherman promised to seek help for his troubles.
"The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real, and I vow to get the help I need," Sherman's statement said. "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."
Security video footage from Sherman's in-laws' home showed him trying to barge in late at night, and shouting for them to let him in. He reportedly vowed to fight police if they tried to arrest him, prompting them to use a K-9 unit to bring him down. Sherman suffered a minor leg wound in the incident, police said.
The disturbing episode sent shock waves through the NFL, where Sherman has long been considered one of the league's good guys.