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Colts' Trent Richardson suspended for two games

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We may be watching the beginning of the end of Trent Richardson's tenure with the Indianapolis Colts.

General manager Ryan Grigson said at a news conference Friday that Richardson was suspended for two games. The Colts told NFL Media that Richardson has one game remaining on his suspension, and it's up to the team's discretion whether he will serve it next season. Grigson did not elaborate further, citing personal reasons.

The former No. 3 overall pick -- who was acquired from the Browns for a first-rounder in October 2013 -- is coming off a season in which he averaged 3.3 yards per carry and lost his starting job. Grigson wouldn't commit to Richardson returning for another season.

"The thing is, every situation is different," Grigson said. "Every player and how we deal with him is gonna be different. But he'll be lumped into that conversation with guys this offseason -- where's he fit? Where is he going? Is his arrow up, down, sideways, 45-degree angle? -- and we gotta figure all these things out."

Richardson said Sunday he missed the Colts' walkthrough ahead of their AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots because he was dealing with "a very serious family emergency." Two days earlier, he said not playing against the Broncos was a situation that "will never happen to me again."

Richardson represents Grigson's Waterloo in the GM's time with the Colts. Sometimes a team has to admit it made a mistake -- expect Indy to head down that road in the near future.

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