You hear stories about professional athletes spending all their money on extravagant materials. Trent Richardson has a story of his own.
In Thursday night’s “E:60”, Richardson sat down with ESPN’s Shelley Smith and explained how his family and friends had spent $1.6 million of the running back’s money in a 10-month span. He realized this after sitting down to take a closer look at his finances after being cut by the Raiders in August 2015.
Included in the purchases: 11 Netflix accounts, 8 Hulu accounts and bottle service at night clubs (Richardson doesn’t drink).
“I finally just looked at my bank statement, and I was just like, ‘Where did this come from? Where did that come from?'” Richardson said. “And my guy was sitting there telling me, ‘Man, we was telling you.’ I know he was telling me, but that’s just like telling a kid to stop running in the hall. They’re going to still do it when you turn your back or you leave. It’s just one of them moments to where I was just blinded by my heart, by loving everybody and thinking that everyone was for me. I know they love me. I know they do care. But at the time, they took advantage of it.”
After being selected with the No. 3 overall selection of the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson ran for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns in his rookie season, but was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in the middle of the 2013 season. He failed to be a productive part of the Colts’ offense over the better part of two seasons, and was waived in March 2015.
He was in camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2015, but failed to make the team. His career took another unfortunate turn on Tuesday when he was waived by the Baltimore Ravens.