Report: Colts frustrated with running back Trent Richardson
Richardson missed the AFC Championship game after being suspended for not telling the team he would be missing a walk-through. He will also be suspended for one game next season, according to the report.
ESPN reports that Richardson also gained approximately 15 pounds during the season, causing friction between the team and the running back. Richardson has denied that he has a weight issue to the media.
Because of default language in his contract, the Colts could exercise an option to void $3.1 million in guaranteed money owed to Richardson next season. The NFL Players Association would likely challenge that ruling if it occurs.
According to ESPN, the Colts also grew frustrated with Richardson's accessibility to the team as well as the walk-through absence. On the day of the AFC title game, Richardson told ESPN he missed the walk-through due to a family emergency.
Richardson began the season as the Colts' starter but averaged just 3.3 yards per carry over 15 games and saw his role diminish later in the regular season, with Boom Herron seeing an increased workload. He did not play in Indianapolis' divisional round playoff win over the Denver Broncos.
- Molly Geary