Former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman arrested for suspicion of DUI


SEATTLE — A King County District Court judge found probable cause to charge former Seahawk star Richard Sherman for driving under the influence Saturday following his arrest earlier in the morning.

Sherman is expected to have a court hearing Monday morning to address the conditions of his release from King County Jail, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office Saturday afternoon. Bail had not yet been set, in part because of the time of his arrest and booking.

Records show that Sherman, 35, was booked into the King County Jail at about 4:51 a.m. Saturday.

There were no other details immediately available of the circumstances surrounding his arrest, which occurred at 3:48 a.m.

A spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office said nothing had been sent to their office yet indicating if charges would be filed.

Sherman previously was arrested for driving under the influence and four other misdemeanor charges, following an incident in July 2021.

Under a deal reached with King County prosecutors in March 2022, that case was resolved when Sherman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor offenses while admitting to another traffic infraction — first-degree negligent driving, second-degree criminal trespass and speeding in a roadway construction zone.

He was placed under court supervision for two years and ordered to attend a DUI victim’s panel.

In a news conference after that arrest, while he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sherman said the incident led to some “really positive changes” in his life.

“Some help, some therapies, some tools that I didn’t have before to address some things that you kind of let stack up in your mind,” he said. “You never have time to address them. It’s not the right moment. It’s not the right place in your life to deal with these emotions and feelings.

“It really forced me to step back and go ask for help and get the help I need and to not be afraid, to be proud to ask. In that, it’s been remarkable how many other people have said they had the same issue. Because you always feel like you’re alone. You always feel like you’re the only one dealing with this.”

Sherman played for the Seahawks from 2011 to 2017 as one of the foundational pieces of the Legion of Boom secondary that led the team to the only Super Bowl title in franchise history.

After being released in March 2018, Sherman continued his career with three seasons in San Francisco — including another Super Bowl appearance following the 2019 season — and one more season in Tampa Bay in 2021 before retiring.

Sherman has spent the last two years working as part the broadcast team for Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday night package of NFL games.