How Richard Sherman’s family, police and a gun dealer intervened to prevent potential tragedy

Content warning: This story discusses suicidal thoughts. Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman alarmed his family in late January with repeated threats to kill himself before the King County Sheriff’s Office intervened and secured an Extreme Risk Protection Order to secure his weapons, according to newly released documents. As Sherman’s mental health crisis escalated in mid-December 2020, his wife proactively removed Sherman’s four handguns and a semiautomatic rifle from their shared residence. But by late January he tried to acquire another gun, and sent alarming messages to his wife thr...