Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s bail set at $5K following DUI arrest

SEATTLE — Bail was set at $5,000 on Monday for former NFL star Richard Sherman following his weekend arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Sherman was pulled over just before 2 a.m. Saturday for driving 79 mph in a 60 mph zone on Interstate 405 south of Seattle, State Patrol Trooper Jordan Hazzard-Thomas wrote in a probable cause statement. His eyes were bloodshot and watery, he smelled of intoxicants, and he declined to take a breath test, Hazzard-Thomas wrote.

After spending the weekend in the King County Jail in Seattle, Sherman waived his right to appear at a bail hearing Monday. His bail was set at $5,000, and his attorney, Jon Scott Fox, said he expected Sherman to be processed and released quickly.

Fox otherwise declined to comment on the arrest, saying it was too early to say anything else.

Sherman, a three-time All-Pro cornerback, had an 11-year NFL career and helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl title during the 2013-14 season. He also was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team of the 2010s.

Sherman spent seven seasons in Seattle before going to San Francisco for three. He also played for Tampa Bay, and during his college years at Stanford University.

More recently he worked as a football analyst.

Sherman’s next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

On July 14, 2021, police say Sherman crashed his car in an active highway construction site, left the scene of the accident, tried to break down the door of his in-laws and fought with police when they tried to arrest him.

His family said he was suicidal at the time.

In a plea deal in 2022, Sherman pleaded guilty to first-degree negligent driving, second-degree criminal trespass and speeding in a construction zone.

Sherman released this statement on social media a few days after his 2021 arrest.