The NFL suspended New York Jets’ defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, a former member of the Missouri football program, for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
Ian Rapoport, of NFL.com, first reported the suspension.
#Jets DL Sheldon Richardson is suspended for the first game of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 30, 2016
Richardson’s suspension is a result of his arrest in July of 2015, when he was stopped by police for driving 143 mph in St. Louis, Mo. He ended up being sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service in January as part of a plea deal in the case.
Richardson was also suspended for the first four games last season after violating the NFL’s drug policy.