The news is starting to trickle about Sheldon Richardson’s arrest two weeks ago, and it’s not becoming of a man already suspended four games and seeking a new contract.

According to reports, the New York Jets defensive tackle had a loaded handgun under his seat, as he dragged race at speeds up to 143 miles per hour.

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said officers with the O’Fallon Police Department noticed two vehicles in what appeared to be a road race on westbound I-64. The vehicles were clocked on radar three times at speeds of 122, 135, and 143 miles per hour.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, at which time the driver of a 2014 Bentley Silver Spur increased continued speeding to avoid citation. The driver got off the interstate, sped through a red traffic signal, and turned off its vehicle lights.

The driver then turned into the driveway of a home in a nearby neighborhood to avoid detection, but police noticed the brake lights and pulled in behind the car.

Officers identified Richardson, an O’Fallon native, as the driver. Two other men and a 12-year-old child were also in the car.

Richardson had two other men and a 12-year-old child in a 2014 Bentley Silver Spur. Officers found a fully loaded handgun in the vehicle and stated that everyone smelled of weed.

By Glenn Erby


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