Richard Sherman is finally speaking about the viral incident back in July for which he faces five charges — criminal trespass in the second degree, malicious mischief in the third degree, resisting arrest, driving while under the influence, and reckless endangerment of roadway workers.
The free agent cornerback said that he’s ready to return to the league and does not want to be judged by his off-the-field actions.
“I’ve got a decade worth of resume that should stand more firmly than a momentary lapse in judgment,” Sherman said.
“I’ve got a decade of character and tape to be judged off of. If you’re judging me off of a momentary lapse, I’m probably not the player for you either way.”
Sherman released a statement on July 16 vowing to get the help he needed:
The five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All Pro saw time in just five games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2020 as he dealt with a nagging calf injury.
He has played for the Seattle Seahawks (2011-2017) and San Francisco 49ers (2018-2020). He won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in Feb. 2014.