Former Alabama RB Trent Richardson want you to know his side of the story. He just can’t tell all of it yet.
Richardson was arrested in February and charged with third-degree domestic violence for his role in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his four children. But he claims he did not strike the woman and that the reports of what happened simply aren’t true.
That situation has been brought back to the surface on Wednesday, as AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reports that the woman involved in the domestic dispute in February was arrested on Monday night on charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief after ramming a vehicle that reportedly contained Richardson and a passenger.
In an exclusive interview with Zenitz following the latest incident, Richardson pleaded his innocence, swearing that he never hit the woman in the first place.
Richardson tried to explain his side of the story from the February incident to AL.com on Wednesday:
“I was trying to walk away from the situation,” Richardson said, per AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. “I would never hit a female. I look down on people that hit females. I grew up seeing stuff like that in my house. I’ve had family members go through that, and that’s something I would never do. There are certain things I can’t get into because it’s an ongoing case, but it’s very important to me that people know my side of the story and at least know that I would never hit a female no matter what the situation is.”
According to the report, Richardson’s 10-year-old daughter sides with Richardson’s recollection of the events. He is reportedly scheduled to appear in court on April 12 for the incident.
Though he was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson’s football career has fallen on hard times less than five years later. The former SEC offensive player of the year has not played in a regular season NFL game since 2014 after failed attempts to make the Oakland Raiders (2015) and Baltimore Ravens (2016).