Lawsuit against Trent Richardson dismissed

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LORAIN, Ohio — A civil lawsuit filed against former Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson has been dismissed.

The attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, Krystal Jones and Kathleen Hunter, filed a notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on June 3.   The plaintiffs can refile within a year if they choose to do so.

Attorney Leif Christman, who represents the plaintiffs, could not be reached to discuss the case.

The dismissal comes three weeks before the case was set to go to trial.

The two women 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’s 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.