Richard Sherman’s bail set at $5K after DUI bust

By Thomson Reuters Feb 26, 2024 | 1:41 PM

Former NFL All-Pro Richard Sherman was set to bond out of jail on Monday after a weekend arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

After spending the weekend at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle, Sherman’s bail was set at $5,000 in a hearing Monday morning. Sherman waived his right to appear at the bail hearing, the Seattle Times reported.

Sherman’s next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Sherman is not allowed to drive prior to the hearing, with the judge also ordering Sherman not to consume alcohol or prescription drugs, or refuse blood or breath tests before Wednesday, per the report.

Sherman, 35, was stopped around 2 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 405 in a Seattle suburb allegedly driving 79 mph in a 60-mph zone, the Times reported, citing an arrest report.

Per the report, he told Washington State Police troopers that he had consumed two margaritas. While refusing to take a breathalyzer test, he agreed to voluntary tests, and the troopers saw signs that Sherman was under the influence, The Times said.

A member of the NFL’s all-decade team for the 2010s, Sherman was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team All-Pro defensive back.

Selected in the fifth round by Seattle out of Stanford, he played 11 NFL seasons for the Seahawks (2011-17), San Francisco 49ers (2018-20) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2021). He recorded 37 interceptions, returned three for touchdowns, forced five fumbles and recovered seven while totaling 495 tackles in 144 games (136 starts).

Sherman has been an analyst for the Amazon Prime Thursday night pregame and postgame shows for two seasons, and he joined Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” talk show in 2023.

He pleaded guilty on March 7, 2022, to first-degree negligent driving, second-degree criminal trespass and speeding in a construction zone in a July 2021 incident in Redmond, Wash., a Seattle suburb. According to media reports, he received a 90-day suspended sentence with two years of monitored supervision, and the two-year period has not expired.

–Field Level Media