AL.com Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested in Hoover on a domestic violence charge. Hoover police responded at 8:04 p.m. Thursday to a 911 call reporting a possible domestic disturbance at the Hyatt Place Hotel on John Hawkins Parkway. A second call was received at 8:05 p.m., reporting yelling coming from one of the guest rooms, said Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector. Responding officers arrived on scene at 8:08 p.m. and were escorted to the source of the disturbance by a hotel employee. Officers were able to make contact with an adult male – later identified as Richardson – and an adult female who were involved in a domestic altercation, Rector said. After interviewing both of them, officers determined the two had been arguing earlier while at the Walmart on John Hawkins Parkway. The dispute then apparently continued after they arrived back at the hotel. At some point the situation turned physical, Rector said, and the female sustained injuries – scratches and bruising – to her face. Hoover Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to check the victim’s injuries. She was treated on the scene and required no further medical attention. Her name has not been released. A hotel guest called 911, as did a hotel employee. “He was cooperative,” Rector said. “He was arrested without incident.” Richardson, 26, is charged with third-degree domestic violence. He remained in the Hoover City Jail Friday afternoon with bond set at $1,000 before being released just before 3 p.m. Domestic violence suspects are required to stay in jail for a minimum of 12 hours for a cooling off period. Richardson had to appear before a city magistrate this afternoon to learn conditions of his bond. A court date for Richardson has not yet been set. Richardson left the Hoover Public Safety Building on Valleydale Road through the jail exit, avoiding media gathered there. He walked to a black Toyota pickup truck that pulled close to the door, got in and left. Richardson, who played parts of four seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, was released last August after a knee injury prevented him from seeing the field. He remains unsigned by any NFL team.
Trent Richardson has gone from the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, to a promising rookie season when he rushed for 950 yards and 11touchdowns, to a bust who was out of the league. Now he can add criminal to his resume, Trent Richardson was arrested for domestic violence in Alabama last night, after a fight with his girlfriend turned physical. The couple were arguing inside a Walmart earlier in the night, then returned to their hotel where the argurment continued, causing a hotel guest to call 9-1-1 to report the incident to police. Responding officers discovered that the woman had received scratching and bruises to her face, which occurred during a physical altercation with the 26-year-old Richardson, which led to his arrest. Trent Richardson’s NFL career was likely already over, but if he had any aspirations of a comeback, they have to end after this arrest. NFL teams no longer tolerate domestic violence, unless of course, the player who committed the crime is a superstar.