Richardson rushed to the hospital on Jan. 17 to be with his wife during the complications and missed the morning's walkthrough without notifying the team.
Richardson, who did not play in the final two games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team, could be cut without pay for the final year of his contract, according to the report.
According to an ESPN report, there appears to be a lot more to Richardson's AFC Championship Game suspension than the simple fact he missed a team walkthrough without notifying the team beforehand.
The report states that multiple incidents have piled up that have frustrated the Colts. After Richardson injured his hamstring in mid-October, his weight ballooned from 225 pounds to 240. When Ahmad Bradshaw fractured his fibula against the Patriots in November, the Colts were unable to get in touch with Richardson until 1 p.m. the next day.
The tipping point was probably that missed walkthrough before the AFC Championship Game. The Colts suspended him for the conference title matchup against New England, and if he's back with Indianapolis next season, he'll be suspended for the opener as well.
Richardson finished the 2014 season with only 519 yards and three touchdowns.
Richardson, who missed a walkthrough before the AFC title game, received a two-game suspension from the team, general manager Ryan Grigson confirmed. If Indy chooses to keep Richardson, he'd serve the second game of the suspension next season.
ESPN.com expects the Colts to exercise their option to void Richardson's contract, and the players' union to challenge that move.
Richardson said last week he was not at the walkthrough practice Saturday before Sunday's AFC title game due to a family emergency.
"I had to miss walk-through," Richardson said, per ESPN. "I'm dealing with a very serious family emergency. I'm still at the hospital. I wouldn't purposely just miss walk-through. I wouldn't just purposely turn my back on the team."
According to WTHR's Bob Kravitz earlier this week, Richardson "didn't call" team officials to let them know he'd be absent Saturday.
Richardson, who was the No. 3 pick in the 2012 draft, has been a disappointment offensively since being acquired in a 2013 trade with the Browns. He has totaled just 977 rushing yards and averaged 3.1 yards per carry in 29 games with Indianapolis.
NFL reporter Howard Balzer says the Colts suspended Richardson for the game. Regardless, it was the second straight game in which he was inactive.
Richardson is signed for 2015 at nearly $3.2 million, but his future with the team seems tenuous.
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