Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested in Hoover, AL on a domestic violence charge.
According to reports, police received two calls about a disturbance on Thursday night. The first call was received at 8:04 p.m. about a possible domestic disturbance at the Hyatt Place Hotel on John Hawkins Parkway. The second call was received at 8:05 p.m., reporting yelling coming from one of the guest rooms, said Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector. Responding officers arrived on scene at 8:08 p.m. and were escorted to the source of the disturbance by a hotel employee.
The altercation between Richardson and the female victim began while at Walmart and carried over to the hotel. At some point the situation turned physical, Rector said, and the female sustained injuries – scratches and bruising – to her face.
Hoover Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to check the victim’s injuries. She was treated on the scene and required no further medical attention. Her name has not been released. Richardson, 26, is charged with third-degree domestic violence. He remains in the Hoover City Jail with bond set at $1,000. No court date has yet been set.
Richardson, who played parts of four season in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, was released last August after a knee injury prevented him from seeing the field. He remains unsigned by any NFL team.
Richardson was sued for assault by two women in 2013, but was not charged.
Richardson accounted for 3,860 yards of offense and 42 touchdowns in his college career at Alabama. He finished third in Heisman voting in 2011.