There are currently a lot of players missing from the New York Jets’ OTAs this week, but defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is not one of them. He is currently practicing with the team while he awaits his fate on a possible suspension.
He plead guilty in January to resisting arrest last summer after he ran from police in a car traveling up to 143 miles per hour. There was young child in the car at the time and police reported the smell of marijuana although he was never charged with child endangerment or possession.
“Positive vibes, man,” Richardson told ESPN. “If I get a letter saying I’m suspended, I’m suspended. I don’t really hang my hat on that. That happened last year, last offseason. [It’s] a new year, you know? I’m past it. I’m ready to play football.”
He is looking to get past this situation and be a big impact player for the Jets. During the 2015 season, Sheldon Richardson played in just 11 games and recorded five sacks and 20 tackles.
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