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Trent Richardson was suspended for playoff game


Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson revealed on Friday that Trent Richardson was suspended for his team’s playoff game against the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Mike Wells. The third-year running back was suspended for two games, so he will miss the first game of the 2015 season if he is still with the Colts.

Richardson was somewhat of a surprise inactive for Indy’s divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos, though he had clearly fallen to third on the depth chart and was frustrated with his situation. The following week, Richardson reportedly missed a walkthrough without informing the team and did not make the trip to Foxboro for the AFC Championship Game.

Apparently the former first-round pick had already been suspended before the game against New England, which makes it more difficult to believe that Richardson was dealing with a serious family issue. If there was something going on with his family that was out of his control, you would assume the Colts would not suspend the running back.

Not surprisingly, Grigson also refused to commit to Richardson for the 2015 season.

At this point, it seems like everything Hall of Famer Jim Brown said about Richardson was spot-on. The Colts gave up a first-round pick to get the former Alabama star in hopes that he would live up to his potential, and it has not worked out. Richardson’s days in the NFL could be numbered.


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