Former Seahawks CB Richard Sherman reveals counseling, medication after July arrest

Sep 29, 2021, 4:56 PM | Updated: Sep 30, 2021, 6:53 am
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Richard Sherman, right, heads into a hearing at King County District Court with his attorney Cooper Offenbecher, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who hit a rough legal patch over the summer, is heading east.

“I’m going to go play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Woo!”

The five time all-pro cornerback was all smiles as he made the announcement on YouTube Wednesday.

Richard Sherman signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers, although he says other teams — including the Seahawks — expressed interest, despite challenges over the summer.

“Obviously, mentally, I had my moments,” Sherman said in the video.

Sherman did not specifically mention the five misdemeanors he was charged with in King County, after one night in July when his wife called 911, telling dispatchers, “I need officers to my house now. My husband is drunk and belligerent and threatening to kill himself.”

That night, Sherman allegedly drove drunk, crashed his car, tried to break into his father-in-law’s home in Redmond, and resisted arrest.

Sherman pleaded not guilty and expressed remorse, posting to Twitter: “The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need.”

In his video posted Wednesday, Sherman said he has been “talking to counselors and getting some help. Getting on some medication that I needed. You know, that’s helped tremendously as well.”

He said support from his family has also been key.

“Having a supportive family, a supportive wife, … it took a lot. It took a village,” he said.

Sherman has no criminal record and was released from jail without bail. He has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Friday, according to the Associated Press.

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Former Seahawks CB Richard Sherman reveals counseling, medication after July arrest