Sheldon Richardson waiting for decision on his future

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Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson is going through the preseason as if nothing’s different. But he knows things are about to change.

Richardson, who was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy already, is facing more time off after he was charged with resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations in July.

I don’t know what to expect,” Richardson said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “That’s out of my hands.

“I can go from four games to however long he [Roger Goodell] wants it to be. So it’s pretty tough.”

Richardson should keep an eye on the next few Fridays, otherwise there is no indication when he’ll find out about the latest problem. With the league writing broadly its new personal conduct policy, he could be punished for endangering a child while driving 143 mph even though he wasn’t charged with that in Missouri, though he’s certainly facing some degree of additional punishment.

“When I get the date of when I can actually return, then I can actually start moving forward,” Richardson said. “But until then it’s just going to be a cloud over my head.”

And over the Jets’ as his off-field issues are almost enough to obscure his on-field talent.

7 responses to “Sheldon Richardson waiting for decision on his future

  1. Suspend him for the season under condition he complete a rehab program and approved to return only after psychological evaluation.

  2. There are a lot of negative thigs you can say about the Jets and that’s been true for decades. One thing you can say in their favor, most teams that suck end up stringing their fans along at least a few games into the season before it’s clear their season is over. The jets don’t leave their fans in any suspense; they usually implode well before training camp ends. They are true to form again this year

  3. You an adult, responsible for your own actions. While you’re away from playing you should be practicing and giving back to the community. Remember: things could be far worse!

  4. Sitting out 25% of the season is enough of a suspension for Richardson. On top of that he’s being drug tested up to 10 times a month. His next positive test for weed will give him a 10-game suspension. Another failed test after that and Richardson is gone for a year. Getting away from that POT is clearly a BIG CHALLENGE for Sheldon. Odds are stacked against him…he’s already failed that drug test 4 times. That 5th failed test and 10-game suspension is looming if he doesn’t change his life. I wish him the best.

  5. Shouldn’t be much of an issue…

    Just threaten to sue the league and then reach a settlement regardless of what the rules are.

    Worked for Hardy, Peterson, Gordon and appears to be working for Brady as well so far so why not give it a shot?

  6. “it’s pretty tough.”


    Consider not being such a jackwagon, Sheldon. Just a thought. You live by the sword, you die by the sword, so to speak.

  7. The all powerful commissioner decreed 4 games for the “More than likely” burden of proof. Since Capital punishment is beyond Goodell (Isn’t it) then this might be shaping up as 4 lifetime bans for Richardson.

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