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Richard Sherman takes plea deal and avoids jail over 2021 arrest

Richard Sherman at the podium

Richard Sherman has worked out a deal with the courts to resolve his 2021 arrest.

Sherman on Monday pleaded guilty to 1st degree negligent driving and 2nd degree criminal trespass over his arrest last year in King County, Wash. The 33-year-old cornerback will pay $2,500 in court fees and remain under court supervision for up to two years.

Sherman avoids additional jail time as part of his sentence. The judge in the case ordered Sherman to serve 90 days in jail. But Sherman received 88 days suspended plus credit for the two days in jail he served last year following his arrest, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Sherman’s wife Ashley called 911 last year after observing Richard acting erratically and belligerently following a night of drinking. She said the 5-time Pro Bowler was talking about killing himself.

Richard drove through a construction zone and then went to the home of his in-laws, where he was captured on camera trying to force his way into the home. Sherman was arrested on suspicion of burglary and there was a domestic violence aspect to the allegation due to the home belonging to family.

He is lucky to escape without further punishment given the allegation from his wife that Sherman was drinking that night.

Sherman is towards the end of his NFL career. He played five games in 2020 for the 49ers and five games last season for the Buccaneers.

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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