Colts take chance on WR Nu’Keese Richardson

(WISH Photo/ File photo)
(WISH Photo/ File photo)

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have decided to give wide receiver Nu’Keese Richardson a chance for a pro career.

The 23-year-old Richardson is a 2009 University of Tennessee recruit who was kicked off the team late in his freshman season after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery outside a Pilot gas station in Knoxville, Tennessee. He signed a deal with Indianapolis on Sunday night.

The Colts brought in Richardson a little over a week ago for a private workout, which ended with a lengthy discussion about expectations as a professional and a member of the football team. Richardson was also asked how he has changed his life since the arrest.

For Richardson, it’s a chance to jump start his football career. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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