Veteran NFL CB Richard Sherman was intoxicated when he threatened to kill himself during a confrontation with family members before his arrest early Wednesday.
The incident took place in a Seattle suburb, and the person who called 911 identified herself as “Ashley Sherman,” the free agent cornerback’s wife.
The caller said that Sherman was both “drunk and belligerent” and that he was “threatening to kill himself.”
The woman also said Sherman was “being aggressive,” that he wrestled with her uncle and “sent text messages to people saying he’s going to hang himself.”
Mrs. Sherman was paranoid, asking the police dispatcher to tell police, “Please don’t shoot,” and said her husband told her he would fight police if they arrived.
It’s been a tough go of late for Mr. Sherman, who continues to sit on the sidelines as a free agent while NFL camps get ready to open in a matter of weeks.
There was a rumor last week that Sherman was speaking to his old team the Seahawks about a possible reunion again, but to date, nothing has come of it.
The outspoken cornerback is facing several charges after authorities said he crashed his SUV in a construction zone.
He attempted to break into his in-laws’ home and then fought with officers, who used a police dog to apprehend him. He was booked early Wednesday at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.