Sheldon Richardson: 'I have a life outside of football'
New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson skipped a pair of organized team activities this week.
He returned later in the week.
He also got criticized by fans.
The workouts are voluntary and Richardson is one of the Jets' top players and one of the best young defensive linemen in the league.
"All I'm hearing from ppl is get to OTA's etc." Richardson wrote on Twitter. "like I jus wasn't at practice yesterday putting in wrk tho.. I have a life outside of football n I chose to enjoy my family a little longer so to u fans that know everything please worry bout yourself."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.