HOOVER, Ala. (AP/92.3 The Fan) — Former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick Trent Richardson is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Alabama.
Police in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover say the 26-year-old Richardson was jailed Friday with bond set at $1,000.
According to a police statement, officers received a call about yelling coming from a guest room at a hotel Thursday night. It says police responded and found a woman with scratches and bruises on her face.
The statement says the two argued earlier at a Walmart store, and the dispute continued at the hotel. Paramedics treated the woman, but she didn’t require further medical attention.
Richardson played football at Alabama before turning pro.
The Browns selected Richardson third overall in the 2012 NFL draft after making a deal with Minnesota to move up 1 spot to make the pick. Cleveland traded Richardson to Indianapolis early in the 2013 season for the Colts’ 2014 first-round draft pick.
Richardson spent four seasons total in the NFL between Cleveland and Indianapolis.
Records aren’t yet available to show whether Richardson has a lawyer.
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