2:16 PM PT -- Sherman just showed up to court and, with his attorney, pled not guilty to all the charges.
What's interesting, Sherman entered and exited the courtroom while holding hands with his wife -- the same woman who made 911 calls to cops on Wednesday morning begging them to get the NFL star under control.
.@RSherman_25 says he is thankful for the support of his family, his wife and those who are sending him encouragement during this time. A judge has tentatively scheduled his next court hearing for August 13 in Redmond. pic.twitter.com/KRrGD2QAmn
Sherman wore a grey suit with a black shirt and no tie, while also wearing a black COVID mask.
He appeared to be in fairly decent spirits given the circumstances ... and had a cordial talk with the prosecutor in the courtroom before the hearing began, telling her he's feeling "all right."
Sherman is expected back in court for another hearing in the case next month.
11:35 AM PT -- Sherman is finally opening up about the incident, saying he is "deeply remorseful" for his actions.
"I behaved in a manner I am not proud of," the NFL star said Friday. "I have been dealing with some personal challenges over the last several months, but that is not an excuse for how I acted."
"The importance of mental and emotional health is extremely real and I vow to get the help I need. I appreciate all of the people who have reached out in support of me and my family, including our community here in Seattle."
Sherman added, "I am grateful to have such an amazing wife, family and support system to lean on during this time."
Prosecutors have just hit Richard Sherman with five charges -- including DUI and criminal trespass -- after he allegedly melted down at his in-laws' home on Wednesday morning.
Officials just made the announcement, explaining all five charges are misdemeanors.
They also said they expect Sherman to appear in court for an arraignment hearing later Friday and plead not guilty to the charges.
The five counts levied against Sherman are as follows, according to prosecutors:
-Driving While Under the Influence
-Reckless Endangerment of Roadway Workers
-Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree – domestic violence
-Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree - domestic violence
As we previously reported, Sherman is accused of driving drunk, crashing his car, and then exploding at his in-laws' home in Redmond, Wash. just after 12 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police say Sherman tried to violently break into his wife's parents' house ... and after cops confronted him at the scene -- they say he became non-cooperative and began fighting them.
Cops say they were eventually able to take him down with the help of a police K9 ... and put him in jail, where Sherman ultimately spent close to 2 days.