Cleveland Browns’ running back Trent Richardson has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier in the week because of the new “leading with the crown of the helmet rule” that has been changed in the NFL rulebook.
Richardson’s collision with Eagles’ defensive back Kurt Coleman, was the initial play that made the league take a look at this area in the running game.
The NFL says that the penalty would only average being called once every three games last season. Richardson spoke out about the new rule and said that he felt that it was his fault. He also said that he is not going to change the way he plays the game for this new rule. However, this is not why Richardson has been in the press today.
Trent Richardson was filed in a lawsuit by two women claiming assault by his girlfriend at his home. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland is reporting that two women claimed to be verbally and physically assaulted at Richardson’s home in Columbia Station in 2012.
The lawsuit claims that the two women were invited to Richardson’s home after being at a bar on the night of December 9th and the early morning of December 10th. Richardson was with his brother, Terrell, his girlfriend, and two other people who remain unnamed.
The Plain Dealer reports that the complaint says once they were in the house, the Browns running back asked them to leave. As they were leaving, Richardson became “enraged” and cursed at the two women for slamming a door and disrespecting his belongings.
The lawsuit also claims Richardson of: “orchestrating a physical assault on the two women, naming his girlfriend Sevina Fatu of Columbia Station and two other yet unnamed women as the assailants.”Richardson slammed his fist into the hood of Krystal Jones’ car (One of the two ladies). Resulting in $1,500 worth of damage to the hood.
Richardson combined for 12 total touchdowns in 2012. He became a huge asset in what the Browns do offensively. Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis said the team is: “aware of the situation, but will not comment at this time.”