NFL’s Richard Sherman Avoids Jail Time With Plea Deal
NFL cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed a plea deal to avoid jail time.
According to ESPN, Sherman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanour charges at King County Superior Court on Monday. The charges included one count of negligent driving in the first degree and one count of criminal trespass in the second degree.
The case related to an incident on July 14, in which Sherman was accused of driving through a construction site whilst drunk. He then fled the scene and attempted to break into his in-law’s Redmond, Washington home.
Washington reportedly resisted arrest when confronted by police, who responded to a call from Sherman’s wife, Ashley.
In exchange for his guilty plea, the former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers teammate was handed a 90-day jail sentence with 88 days suspended and two days credit for time served. He was also ordered to pay $825.50 in legal fees, in addition to a $500 fine and restitution to his father-in-law. Sherman will also be under monitored supervision for a further 24 months.
Before the deal, the 33-year-old’s original charges included two domestic violence charges under second-degree criminal trespass and malicious mischief in the third degree.
Sherman signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2021 season but played just five games before he was placed on the injured reserve list.
He is due to become a free agent after his one-year contract with the team expires.
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