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On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Richard Sherman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a car crash and altercation with his in-laws last summer near Seattle.
As part of the plea deal, Sherman received two 90-day suspended sentences and was assigned to have monitored supervision for the next two years, according to Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 in Seattle.
Sherman pleaded guilty to first-degree negligent driving and second-degree criminal trespass, as well as a traffic infraction of speeding in a construction zone. He’s required to pay $2,500 plus additional court fees. As part of his suspended sentence, the judge credited him two days from his arrest.
According to Crabtree, Sherman was ordered to “stay out of any further trouble, which includes any criminal, alcohol or drug-related offenses” and to “attend Alcohol and Drug Information School and attend a DUI Victim’s Panel.”
“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 Monday.
Sherman was arrested in July after police said he crashed his vehicle in a construction zone and attempted to break into his in-laws’ home during a verbal argument. Crabtree stated that he was initially charged with residential burglary with a domestic violence component, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.
The 33-year-old appeared in five games for the Buccaneers last season. Sherman was hobbled by a calf injury throughout the year and then suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
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