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The dumb decisions of Sheldon Richardson

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Jul 30, 2015; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) answers questions from media about his substance abuse suspension during first day of training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 30, 2015; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) answers questions from media about his substance abuse suspension during first day of training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Right before the Week 15 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, a Snapchat video posted by Sheldon Richardson continues to prove just how dumb he is.

Enough is enough already. All throughout the season, it’s evident that defensive end Sheldon Richardson could truly care less about the New York Jets, his image, and above all else, his integrity.

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It’s to the point now where it would be surprising if the Jets keep Richardson on the team when all is said and done during the upcoming offseason. In case you haven’t seen the viral video, it’s posted via a New York Post article written by Brian Costello.

Needless to say, this video using curse words and a derogatory term for females should hopefully prompt the NFL to also step in and also discipline him. Forget about the Jets benching him or anything, this goes beyond football.

In the grand scheme of things, Richardson is not only a disgrace to the uniform but also for all his fans that have supported him through the years. It’s a shame that kids out there that looked up to one of the more productive defensive players on the Jets spoke like that in social media. It’s a slap to the face of everyone that continued to give him chance after chance when he consistently kept his name in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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From his suspensions by the NFL for their substance abuse policy to his off the field nonsense, Richardson is wasting a roster spot on the Jets. If they’re smart, the Jets will send a clear message that this isn’t tolerated and sit him out for the rest of the year in favor of a player that actually wants to hustle and respect what they’re trying to accomplish. Sure, this is a losing season for the Jets but no excuse to act like Richardson did in that viral video and say such garbage.

Richardson doesn’t care about the Jets, their fans, coaches, or even his own teammates. When you keep coming late to team meetings and events, it speaks loudly that one isn’t invested to the greater picture. Again, things are really bad with the Jets, it’s been a depressing year but nothing that warrants such behavior by a starting player.

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Hopefully, the Jets act swiftly and make an example out of Richardson. Forget about him issuing a public apology or statement, it’s time the Jets hold him accountable for being such a distraction throughout the season and his video being the cherry on top of it all. Hopefully, they do what is right in this situation because clearly, Richardson doesn’t want to be here and shouldn’t be given any further time on the football field with his lackluster results and effort.

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