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Trent Richardson opens up about family freeloading; relatives spent $1.6 million

Trent Richardson opens up about family freeloading; relatives spent $1.6 million

It's easy for fans to make fun of Trent Richardson.

The former two-time National Champion at Alabama went from No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 Draft to NFL bust.

After a decent rookie season, Richardson was traded from the Browns to the Colts.

He was unable to make any progress, after failing to secure a starting spot with the Raiders, was signed by the Ravens this past March. Richardson was waived before the start of training camp.

Richardson has been the brunt of a bevy of jokes, many related to his inability to see holes in the offensive line.

But following a recent "E:60" story on Richardson's life away from the field, joking about Richardson's running ability isn't all that fun.


According to the story,  Richardson found out after the fact that his family and friends spent nearly $1.6 million of his money in ten months. 

"I finally just looked at my bank statement, and I was just like, 'Where did this come from? Where did that come from?,'" he 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 me."

On top of that, Richardson revealed that he was unaware that those close to him had signed up for 11 different Netflix accounts and eight Hulu accounts, not to mention a bevy of Amazon.com charges.

To be short, the people Richardson trusted the most took advantage of his wealth. There was a point in time when along with his kids and girlfriend, six family members or close friends lived with Richardson.

But after failing to stick in Oakland, Richardson cut ties with most of his relatives upon taking a serious look at his finances. 

It's easy to make fun of a pro athlete for not being able to identify an opening in the line. But the baggage that comes along with being a pro athlete isn't a laughing matter.


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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.


“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.