New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been charged with resisting arrest for incident just 12-days after suspension.

After vowing to his family and friends that he realized the error of his ways during his four game suspension for marijuana use, New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York provided the details of Richardon’s July 14 arrest due to driving a car engaged in a high-speed race near his home in St. Louis:

A fully loaded semi-automatic weapon was found in the car, a 2014 Bentley, police said, and there was “a very strong odor of burned marijuana” emanating from the vehicle, the St. Charles County prosecuting attorney’s office said in a statement posted to its website. Richardson’s car was traveling as fast as 143 mph, according to the statement.

The details are incredibly ugly. What went from disappointment surrounding failed marijuana tests has now turned into a frenzied state of panic about the 24-year old 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Even worse is the idea that he committed this act just 14-days after his four game suspension was announced, and after he issued public apologies to fans and close ones:

For now the Jets will carry on with training camp which started on Thursday. Mike Maccagnan, however, now has to be thinking that signing a long-term deal with Muhammad Wilkerson is the right move to make.

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