All day today, NFL players have been in the news. After pleading guilty to two minor offenses and a driving violation, former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman has found himself back in the spotlight. The News Tribune has reported on this.
Last July, the Super Bowl champion was arrested for allegedly domestic abuse after attempting to bust down his in-front law’s door in order to reach his wife. The NFL baller is getting off with a slap on the wrist, as some might put it.
According to court records, Richard owes the court clerk $825 and a $500 fine for speeding in a construction zone.
He will also pay restitution to his father-in-law and the Washington Department of Transportation for speeding through the work zone in an amount to be decided. Finally, Richard will be monitored for a period of 24 months at a cost of $480.
In addition, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ current cornerback must attend Alcohol and Drug Information School and submit documentation to the court within 60 days. He must also attend a DUI Victims Panel and submit proof of attendance within 60 days of enrollment.
The conditions of the plea deal between Richard’s attorney and prosecution were accepted by King County Superior Court Judge Kevin Peck.
Richard was sentenced to 90 days in prison, with 88 days suspended and credit for the two days he served in jail in July 2021.
As a result, Richard will not face any more jail time in this instance. He took the floor and spoke during the sentencing, saying, “I’m grateful.” I’m glad for — you know, you go through things in life and make mistakes along the way.”
What are your thoughts about Richard’s sentence, roommates?