Free-agent cornerback Richard Sherman was booked at 6:08 a.m. local time at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle for burglary domestic violence, according to public records.
The records state he was denied bail but a spokesman for the Redmond (Washington) Police Department told ESPN that is standard procedure for suspects in a domestic violence incident until their case can be seen by a judge.
The spokesman, who would not confirm the name of the person taken into custody, said a 911 call from the residence was received at 2 a.m. PT. The person calling said that an adult male family member who did not live at the residence was attempting to force his way into the home.
When police arrived, the suspect was located outside the home. He fought with police but was eventually apprehended and taken to a local hospital to be checked but was cleared and then booked into the King County Correctional Facility.
The spokesman said no one in the residence was injured.
Sherman also is a vice president on the NFL Players Association’s executive committee.
“We were made aware of an arrest last night of one of our player leaders for an alleged domestic violence incident and have activated our domestic violence crisis protocol for the protection and support of everyone involved. We will continue to monitor events closely as more facts are made available to us,” the NFLPA said in a statement.
He has been selected to five Pro Bowls and is a three-time first-team All-Pro in his 10 NFL seasons.