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.