Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was booked for “Burglary Domestic Violence” in Seattle on Wednesday morning, per multiple reports citing King County public records.
Sherman was denied bail and the arrest is being investigated as a felony.
Authorities also say he is under investigation for a hit-and-run and DUI, per multiple reports, after police received a report of a single-car incident at about 1 a.m. PT of a vehicle hitting a concrete barrier at a closed construction zone.
The registration of the vehicle belonged to Sherman.
In a press conference on Wednesday, police said the domestic violence specification to the burglary charge was due to the fact that Sherman was related to the house he broke into.
According to TMZ Sports, Sherman needed to be taken down by a police K9 after he broke into a family member’s home in Redmond, Wash. around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, which police confirmed.
The police arrived at the house after receiving a call that a family member who did not live there was attempting to break in. Sherman allegedly fought with the cops before the K9 was deployed to take him down.
During the press conference, Redmond police chief Darrell Lowe described it as an amicable conversation with Sherman that turned confrontational and that an officer who knew Sherman attempted to de-escalate the situation.
The police brought Sherman to the hospital first to be treated for a minor laceration to his leg after his encounter with the K9 before he was booked at King County jail.
Sherman's wife, Ashley Moss, told the Seattle Times that nobody was hurt during the incident and that this was out of character for her husband.
The NFLPA released a statement that they are aware of the arrest and are monitoring the events as more facts become available.
The 33-year-old has yet to sign with a team this offseason and recent reports indicated a potential return to the Seattle Seahawks, where the five-time Pro Bowler spent his first seven seasons and won a Super Bowl before joining the San Francisco 49ers for the last three years.