Not long after the NFL announced quarterback Johnny Manziel would be suspended for four games this season, it was announced that New York Jets’ defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will miss one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Richardson will miss the team’s season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals for a violation of the personal conduct policy violation. This came after he pleaded guilty to resisting arrest last July after leading them on a high-speed chase.
The tackle was able to avoid jail time, but was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. He was also fined $1,050 for four separation traffic violations.
Last year, Sheldon Richardson missed the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. For this suspension, he will lose $104,471 of his salary and will be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 12.
In three seasons with the Jets, Richardson has recorded 16.5 sacks and 104 tackles.