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Trent Richardson misses practice for birth of child

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Browns running back Trent Richardson has his sights set on a big day against the Giants on Sunday, but he’ll need to pull it off without practicing on Friday.

There’s nothing to worry about in terms of Richardson’s health, however. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Richardson missed practice on Friday to be with his girlfriend for the birth of their child. Cabot reports that the couple expect to be adding a boy to a brood that already includes two little girls.

The absence shouldn’t present much of a problem in terms of preparation for Richardson. He wasn’t on the team’s injury report at all this week, which means he’s over any lingering effects from the knee surgery that kept him out in the preseason and Friday workouts are not full speed practices. Richardson almost certainly didn’t miss anything he’ll need to be ready to go for Sunday, in other words, and coach Pat Shurmur confirmed after practice that the Browns will have their rookie on the field as they attempt to snap a 10-game losing streak dating back to last season.

A bigger issue for the Browns’ chances of snapping that skid will be the health of their wide receivers. Josh Cribbs returned to practice earlier this week, but Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin’s status for the game will likely remain unclear until inactives are announced on Sunday.

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14 Responses to “Trent Richardson misses practice for birth of child”
  1. cakemixa says: Oct 5, 2012 1:19 PM

    I guess we know how he celebrated winning the National Championship Game, which was almost exactly 9 months ago…

  2. jessefootball says: Oct 5, 2012 1:28 PM

    As a U.S. citizen: as long as you can pay for your family, none of my business

    From a societal-moral standpoint: between you and your God, none of my business

    From a Browns fan’s perspective: not a Browns fan, none of my business

  3. rufustfireflyjr says: Oct 5, 2012 1:39 PM

    I think it’s great that Richardson was in attendance at the birth of his child. I think it would be even greater if he married his childrens’ mother. Call me old-fashioned, remind me that 50% of marriages end in divorce, tell me it’s none of my business if the two of them want to play house, yada yada. I get it. I still think that a stable marriage is the best situation for raising children. It makes it harder for one of the two parents to say “This is too hard, I’m outta here,” and gives them a greater incentive to stick around through the inevitable rough spots and try to work things out.

  4. natelan69 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:44 PM

    This team is just barely better than the Raiders.

  5. pj1983a says: Oct 5, 2012 1:51 PM

    Congratulations Trent! Now go do something on the field to make your boy proud.

  6. pilot2011 says: Oct 5, 2012 1:52 PM

    put a ring on her finger dude. 3 kids with your girlfriend?

  7. razorbyrd says: Oct 5, 2012 1:55 PM

    sounds like someone will be playing inspired football on Sunday…

  8. outtherebad says: Oct 5, 2012 2:21 PM

    What happened to getting married and then having a couple of kids.just wondering

  9. dg0122 says: Oct 5, 2012 2:28 PM

    If Antonio Cromartie did this he would never practice. Hey-oooo!

  10. tatatoothy says: Oct 5, 2012 2:45 PM

    Anybody else see a little Travis Henry in this guy’s extracurricular activities?

  11. bobbyhoying says: Oct 5, 2012 2:59 PM

    Do any of these clowns ever man-up and marry the women?

  12. btwicey says: Oct 5, 2012 4:41 PM

    Put a ring on it bro

  13. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 5, 2012 5:22 PM

    3 kids.

    At 21 years old.

    Now there’s a young man who knows how to make good life choices.

  14. bigbluefan1 says: Oct 5, 2012 6:29 PM

    Broke at the age of 32 and the baby mom will have it all

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