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Journeyman Richard Gordon arrested for hitting girlfriend, had AR-15 in car


Journeyman tight end Richard Gordon hasn’t stayed in any one place long, but he’s managed to keep finding work in the NFL.

That might get a little tougher now.

According to Brian Hamacher of, the veteran blocker was arrested on battery charges Tuesday after allegedly punching his girlfriend, amid concerns he was going to do much worse than that.

The former University of Miami tight end, who was most recently with the Broncos, was also charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a police report. Gordon’s being held on $6,000 bond.

Police responded after a witness reported seeing a woman being punched and pushed out of a Mercedes SUV. The woman told police she lived with Gordon and had a 3-year-old child with him, but that he began acting crazy when she was taking him to pick up his car, which was at a strip club called Tootsie’s. She told police he punched her arm several times and slapped her in the face. As he was being taken into custody, he yelled at an officer and kicked the car door, which hit her arm and shoulder.

That wasn’t the end of Gordon’s problems, as cops also found an AR-15 rifle visible in the back seat of Gordon’s car, along with two magazines of ammunition and a small amount of marijuana.

The report said he intended to shoot up the Office strip club after he had a confrontation there the night before. The girlfriend said he hadn’t slept in days.

He’s spent time with six different organizations, with stints with the Raiders, Steelers, Chiefs, Titans, Chiefs again, Broncos, Ravens and Broncos again. He has four career receptions, none since 2013.