Case Against Trent Richardson Headed to Trial

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LORAIN – A civil lawsuit filed against former Cleveland Browns Running Back Trent Richardson is headed for trial.

According to the Lorain County Common Pleas Court docket, a final pretrial on the lawsuit is scheduled for May 20th and a jury trial is set for June 23rd.

Two women, Krystal Jones and Kathleen Hunter, filed the lawsuit against Richardson saying they were assaulted by another woman at his house and that Richardson caused damage to their vehicle.

Richardson told Lorain County Sheriff deputies he put his hands on the women’s vehicle, but said it was in self-defense.

The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case prior to the suit being filed, and chose not to file criminal charges.

Richardson told deputies that the women who came to his Columbia Station home in the early hours of December 10, 2012 were not invited and were asked to leave.

In a statement given to deputies, Richardson said he asked the women to leave saying they were making “too much noise and my brother didn’t invite her to my house.”

The Browns traded Richardson in September to the Indianapolis Colts.

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