Report: Trent Richardson files grievance against Colts

Friday March 13th, 2015

Running back Trent Richardson has filed a grievance against the Indianapolis Colts over a suspension he received from the team in January, reports NBC's ProFootballTalk. 

The Colts waived Richardson on Thursday after two seasons with the team. 

The best free agents still available on the market


Indianapolis suspended the running back for not telling the team he would be missing a walk-through. He missed the AFC title game because of the suspension and was set to miss one game next season as well. 

It was later reported that the suspension potentially could allow the Colts to void the final season of Richardson's contract without paying him more than $3 million in guaranteed money he was set to earn. That money is a focus of the grievance, according to PFT. 

Indianapolis was reportedly frustrated with Richardson due to his accessibility to the team and because he reportedly gained approximately 15 pounds during the season.

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. 

- Molly Geary

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.