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John Lynch offers to support Richard Sherman, family ‘any way we can’

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On Tuesday, Richard Sherman was arrested in Redmond, Washington under investigation for multiple charges including domestic violence residential burglary, DUI, hit-and-run and malicious mischief.

The ensuing press conference by Washington State police brought some clarity to the situation, most of all clarifying that the initial title of “domestic violence residential burglary” had to do with Sherman’s relationship with the people, his in-laws, who owned the home he allegedly attempted to break into, not bodily harm committed against family members.

What followed was the release of the disturbing 9-1-1 call from Sherman’s wife, Ashley Moss, aired by KIRO radio in Seattle, in which she told the operator that Sherman had consumed multiple bottles of hard alcohol and was threatening suicide. It was a harrowing and sad day which evolved from initial concerns of domestic violence to concerns over Sherman’s long-term mental health and well-being. He is currently incarcerated and cannot be offered bail until his court appearance on Thursday afternoon.

According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports, 49ers general manager John Lynch has reached out to Sherman and Moss to offer support.

“More than anything, just praying for them,” Lynch said. “They’re good people. Just praying that they find their way through this and we’ll support them any way we can.”


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