Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Jets' Richardson Issues Apology

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notes: Jets' Richardson Issues Apology

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Jets' Richardson apologizes again

Sheldon Richardson insisted this was his "wake-up call."

A day after apologizing for being suspended for four games by the NFL after failing another drug test, the Jets' Pro Bowl defensive tackle again offered mea culpa this time for charges stemming from an alleged street race July 14 in St. Charles County that resulted in his being charged with resisting arrest and several traffic violations, all misdemeanors.

"It's a legal matter, and it's ongoing, so I can't really say too much about that night," Richardson said Friday, a day after reporters and the Jets finally caught wind of his run-in with the law. "I would just like to apologize again to my teammates. I already had a little personal meeting with everybody; Coach brought everybody in I apologize to my family, to the Jets' organization; they're still standing behind me. I'm thankful and grateful for that. (It was) a wake-up call."

Judge makes requests in Brady case * The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences on both days "with your principles (including, without limitation, Mr. Goodell and Mr. Brady)." He also requested the parties "engage in comprehensive, good-faith settlement discussions prior to the conference on Aug. 12."

Earlier in the day, the NFL and the players' union said they wanted Berman to resolve their dispute over Brady's suspension by Sept. 4 six days before the Patriots' opener.

Brady was suspended for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game in January. Goodell upheld the suspension Tuesday after Brady appealed.

New deal for Seahawks' Wilson * Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. …

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