Trent Richardson Says Family & Friends Spent $1.6M Of His Money in 10 Months (Video)

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March 2015, Trent Richardson was cut by the Indianapolis Colts, 7 months later he was cut by the Oakland Raiders at the end of training camp and earlier in the week he was waived by the Baltimore Ravens before the start of preseason. None of that was as disappointing as what he revealed about what his family & friends did to him.

On Thursday’s episode of ESPN’s “E:60,” former Alabama RB Trent Richardson revealed that his friends and family took full advantage of him spending $1.6 million of his money from January 2015 to October 2015.

Richardson told ESPN’s Shelly Smith that some his expenses included the following 11 Netflix accounts, eight Hulu accounts and bottle service at night clubs even though he doesn’t drink alcohol.

“I finally just looked at my bank statement, and I was just like, ‘Where did this come from? Where did that come from?’” Richardson said. “And my guy was sitting there telling me, ‘Man, we was telling you.’ I know he was telling me, but that’s just like telling a kid to stop running in the hall. They’re going to still do it when you turn your back or you leave. It’s just one of them moments to where I was just blinded by my heart, by loving everybody and thinking that everyone was for me. I know they love me. I know they do care. But at the time, they took advantage of it.”
His former head coach at Alabama Nick Saban had no trouble identifying why friends and family took advantage of Richardson.
“He’s such a good guy. He’s such a good person, and he wants to please everyone. And I think sometimes when guys have that personality, which is a great personality to have, it makes it very difficult to disappoint anyone with the word ‘No.’”
Away from football & finally taking look at his finances for the first time, Richardson said he tightened his circle, eliminating unnecessary needs including taking his brother Terrell, who was getting $100,000 a year as a personal assistant, off the payroll.
“Ya’ll are trying to live a lifestyle that I’m not even living,” Richardson said he told his friends and relatives. “Ya’ll are living the lifestyle that ya’ll think I should be living.”
Richardson told ESPN that he isn’t broke. He has enough money to support his immediate family.
“I learned my lesson,” Richardson told Smith. “I’ve been whupped pretty hard.”

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