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Jets' Sheldon Richardson: Returns to practice
Richardson returned to practice Monday after serving his four-game suspension, the New York Daily News reports.Richardson was suspended for the first quarter of this season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and although he still has an unresolved legal case looming from the offseason, Monday marked the defensive tackle's return to practice. Coming off 66 tackles and eight sacks last season, Richardson is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins and figures to make the Jets' defense even more disruptive moving forward.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Jets DE Sheldon Richardson won't be charged with child endangerment
After reviewing the evidence, the St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office won't charge Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson with child endangerment, reports the New York Post. "Our role is to take a look at the evidence that we know we have and say, given that, are we going to be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed this felony?" Tim Lohmar said, the prosecuting attorney in the case told. "The plain and simple answer to you is when we had all the facts in front of us, we thought we're going to have a tough time proving this beyond a reasonable doubt." Richardson was facing the child endangerment charge after allegedly driving as high as 143 miles per hour in mid-July with a 12-year-old in the back seat. He will face charges of resisting arrest and traffic violations, which are misdemeanors.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Jets DL Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest
Less than two weeks after being suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was charged with resisting arrest and child endangerment in Missouri on Wednesday, per NFL.com. Richardson was clocked driving as high as 143 miles per hour in mid-July with a 12-year-old in the back seat. According to the police report, Richardson turned off his headlights in an attempt to evade the police and lost control of his car at times. Police found a fully-loaded semi-automatic weapon under the seat once the stop was made. "We are aware of the situation and are gathering information," the Jets said in a statement. "This is a pending legal matter and we will have no further comment at this time."
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Jets DL Sheldon Richardson suspended four games
Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was suspended four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday. "I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a statement via the Jets, per Fox Sports. "However, words aren't enough. This is something that can only be addressed by how I handle myself from this point on. I don't want this to take away from what the team is trying to accomplish. While I won't be there at the start of the regular season, I will do whatever I can to support my teammates until I'm able to return to the field." Richardson, who was a 2013 first-round pick, is entering his third season in the NFL. He was the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014. He has totaled 84 tackles and 11 1/2 sacks in 32 career games. He also has one safety.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Jets' Sheldon Richardson: Missed OTAs for 'personal' reasons
Sheldon Richardson didn't expand on why he missed a chunk of the Jets' organized team activity practices this offseason. "Personal. Nothing more, nothing less," Richardson said when asked about his absence, via ESPN.com. Richardson took some heat from fans on Twitter after posting a tweet saying he has a "life outside of football." Richardson, however, isn't concerned what people think about his decision not to show up for part of the team's OTA practices. "Hate me or love me, that's just the way it goes," he said. "I'm gonna play ball regardless."
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Sheldon Richardson: Muhammad Wilkerson is coming to Jets minicamp
Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will report to Jets mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, one of his teammates told ESPN. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said that Wilkerson told him he'd be there. Wilkerson has skipped the voluntary portion of the Jets' offseason activities due to a contract dispute.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Sheldon Richardson not at Jets' OTAs because 'I have a life'
Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson is skipping the team's OTAs this week, a decision that earned him criticism from fans and media. Richardson's explanation isn't likely to win anyone over. Richardson went on Twitter and told fans he missed the workouts because, "I have a life outside of football." "I chose to enjoy my family a little longer," he continued. "So to (you) fans that know everything, please worry 'bout yourself." Richardson pointed out in another tweet that he "jus' wasn't at practice," but that he was still "putting in work tho'"
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Jets' Richardson, Marshall not at voluntary OTA's
The Jets were without defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and wide receiver Brandon Marshall at the team's voluntary organized team activities on Wednesaday, per nj.com. Wednesday marked the second day of the Jets' 10-day voluntary workout program. Marshall was present on the first day but Richardson was not. Jets coach Todd Bowles said Marshall was absent on Wednesday because he "had something to take care of, but "it wasn't conveyed" to him why Richardson was not there. Richardson was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and is projected to play a key role on the Jets' defense.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Wilkerson, Richardson, Marshall all absent at Jets' OTAs
The Jets kicked off more offseason training activities Wednesday without three core members of their team, as Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Brandon Marshall were all absent for the voluntary training, per ESPN.com. Wilkerson's absence is no surprise, as the defensive lineman is seeking a new contract from the team and has stated he won't take part in voluntary team activities. Richardson and Marshall are not involved in contract disputes.
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Jets DT Sheldon Richardson going to Pro Bowl
Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is headed to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who is out with a knee injury, reports ESPN.com. Richardson started every game this season and finished with 66 tackles, eight sacks and a forced fumble.