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Sheldon Richardson Charged With Resisting After Racing Incident

by: JamieD On  Friday, July 31, 2015

Sheldon Richardson charged resisting

Sheldon Richardson was already having a rough offseason after being handed a four-game suspension on July 3rd for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.  Eleven days later, the New York Jets defensive lineman was arrested for racing and resisting arrest after he was booked driving his 2014 Bentley at exceedingly high speeds.

According to the police report, Richardson was clocked driving as fast as 143 mph on Interstate 64 near his home in St. Louis. When police gave chase, he pulled off the highway and parked in the driveway of a home, where police found him and ordered him out of his car at gunpoint—because he appeared to reach for something between his feet.  The 2014 Pro Bowler exited the car, complied with police orders, and was issued a summons.

Upon searching the vehicle, police found a loaded handgun under the driver’s floor mat, and there was also a strong smell of marijuana.  Accompanying Richardson at the time was a 12-year-old boy and two adults.

The 24-year-old Missouri alum dodged marijuana, gun, and child endangerment charges, but he was hit with a resisting arrest charge that could land him a $1,000 fine and up to one year in jail.

Hat Tip – [ESPN]