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Richardson’s suspension could help the Colts get out of his contract

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 27th, 2015 at 11:02 AM EST

The Indianapolis Colts could get some good news if former agent Joel Corry is correct. This would mean running back’s Trent Richardson’s career with the Colts is over.

According to Corry on his Twitter feed, Richardson’s suspension voids his $3.18 million 2015 base salary. The running back, who the Colts traded a first round pick for, was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team during the playoffs.

Trent Richardson (Getty Images)

Trent Richardson (Getty Images)

He’s expected to file a grievance with the NFLPA in order to get paid. If the appeal fails, which is expected, the Colts would be able to get rid of this inept player, who has been a bust, without paying him the final year of his rookie contract.

Early into the 2013 season, the Colts made the surprising trade to get Richardson from the Cleveland Browns, who took him with the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Richardson, who is just 24-years-old and made $2.25 million this season, has been surpassed on the depth chart by Boom Herron and Zurlon Tipton.

Richardson played in 15 games with 159 rushes for 519 yards. He also had three rushing touchdowns, and a fumble lost.

He added 27 receptions for 229 yards. He averaged 15.3 reception yards per game.

The 159 rushing attempts were the fewest of his three-year career. His numbers have dropped each year that he’s been in the league, going from 267 rushing attempts as a rookie to 159.


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