The Facts: Richardson is making headlines again, for all the wrong reasons. According to Carol Robinson of Al.com, the former Browns and Colts running back was arrested Thursday night in Alabama on a domestic violence charge. Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector said Richardson was "cooperative" and was "arrested without incident."
Diehards Line: Richardson was charged with third-degree domestic violence, and was in jail on $1,000 bond. Alabama law requires domestic violence suspects to stay in jail at least 12 hours. The former No. 3 overall pick was a disappointment for a pair of franchises, first the Browns who traded up to take him in 2012. Then after a solid rookie season and a step back, former Colts GM Ryan Grigson traded a first-round pick for him, and he lasted two years there. He had short stints with the Raiders and Ravens, but was cut during training camp last year and hasn’t surfaced since. Assuming his NFL playing days are over (which seems reasonable enough), Richardson finished his career (we’re sort of assuming he’s finished) with 2,032 rushing yards, with 950 of those coming during his rookie season when he scored 11 of his 17 career touchdowns.