Trent Richardson Sued Over Alleged Assault

By Ryan Heckman
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday night, reports out of the Associated Press surfaced that Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has been sued by two women over an alleged assault.

The lawsuit states that after a Browns victory, Richardson among others celebrated at a night club. With Richardson was his brother, girlfriend, and two other women. When they finished their stint at the club, the group went back to Richardson’s home along with two other ladies, Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland.

Shortly after arriving at the house, Jones and Hunter were asked to leave. They were said to have exited the house and got into a vehicle, when Richardson came out of the house cursing the women for slamming the door and claiming they disrespected his home.

Richardson then walked over and slammed his fists on the hood of the car, supposedly incurring damage estimated to cost over $1,500. He proceeded to urge his girlfriend and her two friends to start beating on Jones and Hunter.

The lawsuit reads that both Jones and Hunter were left with bruises and lacerations to their faces, along with eye injuries. They are seeking payment for the damage to the car, their medical expenses, attorney fees, as well as additional punitive damage.

If this plays out in Jones and Hunter’s favor, it will be bad news for Richardson, after coming on strong as a rookie last season. Depending on how commissioner Roger Goodell decides to handle this, the Browns could be looking very unimpressive in their backfield for an extended period of time next season. As if another losing season wasn’t enough for Cleveland, they now get to wait and see how this incident turns out.

Ryan Heckman is a Minnesota Timberwolves writer and NFL contributor for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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