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Jets DE Richardson Pleads Guilty in Police Car Chase; Gets Probation

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson on Tuesday received his punishment for speeding away from Missouri police in July, allegedly at 143 mph, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

As part of a guilty plea agreement, Richardson received two years of bench probation, which means he doesn’t have to report to a probation officer, according to his attorney, Scott Rosenblum. But Richardson avoided jail time.

Once Richardson’s probationary period is complete, provided he stays out of trouble, the misdemeanor resisting arrest charge he faced will be wiped from his record. But Richardson still faces the possibility of an NFL suspension.

Richardson also received 100 hours of community service for the resisting arrest charge, and fines totaling $1,050 for four traffic violations, including speeding and running a red light while eluding police.

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