A report indicated that the Colts’ decision to leave running back Trent Richardson in Indianapolis was prompted by Richardson’s failure to notify the team that he would not be in attendance for a Saturday morning walkthrough before the team traveled to face the Patriots on.
That report came after the Colts said that Richardson would not accompany the team to New England for “personal reasons” and now Richardson has made his first comments about the absence. He confirms he missed the walkthrough practice on Saturday and says that he’s still at the hospital dealing with the family emergency that prompted his absence.
“I had to miss walkthrough. I’m dealing with a very serious family emergency. I’m still at the hospital. I wouldn’t purposely just miss walkthrough,” Richardson said, via ESPN.com. “I wouldn’t just purposely turn my back on the team. I would have been there if I wasn’t dealing with this issue.”
We send our best wishes for a positive outcome to the situation to Richardson and his family.