This new age world of media we live in is something else. Wednesday’s blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts is the perfect example.

Trent Richardson was expecting to be the Browns future at running back. Instead, the talented back from Alabama was traded to Indianapolis after only 18 games in Cleveland.

[Related: NFL Rumors: Browns Paid Trent Richardson $13.3 Million Bonus Before Trade]

To make matters worse, Mark Schwab of CBS-19 and 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland is reporting that Richardson said a friend called him asking if he’d been traded. Clearly believing it was a hoax, Richardson told his friend to “shut up” and hung up the phone, but when he turned on his radio he learned that he had, in fact, been traded to the Colts.

Richardson will thrive in Indianapolis, but the trade and leaking of the information before all parties were notified is definitely the new trend in sports media.

This article was written by Glenn Erby. Follow him on Twitter here and read more of his work here


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