The Cleveland Brown's traded Trent Richardson to the Colts and while this decision was made after paying much attention to the particulars, one very important detail was left out. Apparently the Brown's neglected to let Richardson know of the trade and he found out while listening to the radio, according to Yahoo Sports on Sept. 20.
Talk about adding insult to injury, as Richardson should have been the first to know he was headed over to the Indianapolis Colts. Apparently while their minds were wrapped around their 2014 roster coming together, no one took the time to figure out the best way to break the news to Richardson.
Before breaking the news of the trade to the media, apparently neither CEO Joe Banner or coach Rob Chudzinski thought to at least pick up the phone and get a hold of Richardson with the news.
Richardson recently talked to the media and explained how he learned what direction his career was going in:
“Yeah, I found out on the radio,” Richardson said during an interview with 19 Action News in Cleveland. “Actually, one of my friends called me. He was like, ‘You got traded?’ I was like, ‘Man, shut up talking to me. Get off my phone.’ I turned on the radio, and all of a sudden I heard, ‘Cleveland Browns running back has been traded to the Colts.’ It just hit me in my face like I can’t believe … I didn’t see it coming. I had good relations with everybody. I guess it’s the best for the Browns. At the end of the day, it’s the best move for both of us, I guess. I want to be a Brown. I didn’t see it coming, but at the same time, I’m a Colt now, so I got to move on get ready for Sunday’s game.”
Richardson never showed a sign of anger towards the Browns and he didn't display any hostility about the part where they forgot to tell him that he's been traded! He said he was getting "reassuring text messages" from Chudzinski. It sounds as if the Browns didn't have their priorities straight, putting the news of Richardson's career out to the masses first!