Richard Sherman says he is “deeply remorseful” for his actions on Tuesday night that led to his arrest and 5 charges.

In a statement, posted on his Instagram, the free agent said he has been dealing with some personal issues, but there is no excuse for his behavior.

Read the full statement below. 

I am deeply remorseful for my actions on Tuesday night.

I behaved in a manner I am not proud of. I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted.

The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need. I appreciate all of the people who have reached out in support of me and my family, including our community here in Seattle.

I am grateful to have such an amazing wife, family, and support system to learn on during this time.

See his original post below.

Richard Sherman has been charged with five misdemeanors stemming from the incident at his father-in-law’s house. 

The charges include driving under the influence, reckless endangerment of roadway workers, criminal trespass in the second degree (domestic violence designation), resisting arrest and malicious mischief in the third degree (domestic violence designation).

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