After being clocked going 143 MPH, leading to a subsequent police chase, the NFL decided to hand down a 1 game penalty for the New York Jets defensive tackle. I forgot to mention, according to the police who apprehended Richardson, there was a 12 year-old family member, 2 other adult males, a loaded handgun, and a strong stench of marijuana. No gas mask bongs were found on site, according to no one.
Random question: When people are on vacation, do they assume the police is on vacation, too?
Back to reality, where stupidity will continue to reign supreme. The incident took place last summer in 2015, and will be enforced as the New York Jets open their season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Richardson may return the following day to begin practice with the team heading into Week 2.
The Jets and Bengals are both potential Playoff teams, with the outcome of the game possibly serving as an important tiebreaker at the end of the season. Any help we can get in the AFC East is tough bait to avoid - and I will be rooting for the Bungles come week 1.
Minus offseason departure Damon Harrison and the newly-suspended Sheldon Richardson, the Jets will have Leonard Williams and a disgruntled Muhammad Wilkerson manning the DL heading into Week 1. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, and a solid Bengals OL, will aim to exploit the absence of Richardson.
At the end of the day, you and I both know, and we've said it a 1,000 times, this is somehow all Ryan Tannehill's fault.