The 24-year-old Pro Bowler was clocked at driving at 143 miles per hour in a 2014 Bentley Silver Spur back on July 14, according to a statement of probable cause issued by the department and obtained by NFL Media. Charges were made official on Thursday. With a 12-year-old in the back seat of the car, Richardson turned off the vehicle's headlights in an effort to evade the police.
The rest of the details can be seen here, and they have to be concerning for Richardson. This news comes just two weeks after the league announced a four-game suspension for Richardson for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The arrest report mentions a "strong odor of burned marijuana" coming from the car.
Richardson is entering a contract year. This news will certainly raise questions about whether Richardson could be suspended again, and what his future with the Jets will be. It's too early to speculate on that, but it's uncanny that this news came out just hours after Richardson addressed his team and then the media about his suspension:
"I apologize to my teammates and the organization," Richardson said Thursday afternoon via Around The NFL's Conor Orr, before word of his arrest came out. "I told them you don't have to worry about my name being in the news again."
Here's what else we learned Thursday:
Back to the Field
On the third day, Tom Brady returned to the field. After 48 hours of suspension talk, fiery statements and legal maneuvering, Brady kicked off his 16th NFL training camp.
The entire feeling reminds me of 2007, when the Patriots seemed to embrace their inner villain in the wake of Spygate.
Positive health news
"Jordy's so consistent," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Looks like he hasn't missed a beat."
The least surprising Trent Richardson news
This is why Richardson was on our list of 15 potential surprise cuts. Perhaps it's not even a surprise.
"I don't think he's thrown an incomplete pass," Michael Robinson said. "He is letting the ball out a lot faster. His footwork looks a lot more crisp."
The least surprising Darren McFadden news
McFadden was placed on the physically unable to perform list, which helps explain Jerry Jones' diminished DMC enthusiasm this week.
Depth chart buzz
- There has been talk in Cleveland this offseason that Terrance West was falling down the depth chart behind Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson. But it was West who took the first 11-on-11 rep Thursday upon the opening of Browns training camp, indicating this is a wide-open three-way battle for the starting job.
"You mean, after Marcus (Mariota)?" he said.