Buccaneers’ Richard Sherman pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges from incident last summer – CBSSports.com

 Richard Sherman pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanor charges from a drunken driving and domestic disturbance incident last July, part of an agreement that allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback to avoid further jail time, the Associated Press reported. Sherman was initially charged with five misdemeanors, including driving under the influence, endangering roadway workers, resisting arrest and domestic-violence-related counts of malicious mischief and criminal trespass. Sherman pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree negligent driving and second-degree criminal trespass. He also admitted to a criminal infraction of speeding in a roadway construction zone.”I’m grateful for the community we have and the way people continue to accept you even though you’re a flawed human being and made a mistake,” Sherman told the court, via the Associated Press. Sherman was arrested on July 14, 2021, when police say he tried to break into his in-laws’ home after crashing his SUV in a construction zone. Sherman will pay $825 in legal fees and an extra $500 for speeding in the construction zone. His remaining time on the 90-day jail sentence was suspended, provided he keeps out of any legal trouble.  Officers sustained minor injuries in the altercation as Sherman was resisting arrest. A K-9 unit was deployed to help subdue Sherman and he was taken to the hospital to be looked at for injuries before being booked. Sherman was also being investigated in connection to a hit-and-run, and damage to state Department of Transportation property. Sherman spent the 2021 season with the Buccaneers, having 11 tackles, an interception, and a pass defensed in just five games. He was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury in January, which ended his season. Sherman was initially placed on short-term injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 7 and was set to return in Week 10, but a calf injury in pregame warmups prevented that from happening. The Achilles injury occurred in Week 16, as Sherman played just three snaps before exiting the game.  Sherman, who turns 34 later this month, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. 

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