Trent Richardson not making trip to New England for personal reasons

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson had vowed he wouldn't be benched against the New England Patriots.

Well, he's a man of his word. Richardson isn't making the trip to New England for the AFC championship game due to personal reasons, according to the team.

Last week, he was benched for special teams in place of Michael Hill.

"That situation will never happen to me again," Richardson said. "Anybody can quote me, today, because it's never going to happen again."

Richardson says he has no weight issues.

"If it's a weight issue, I'd like to be told that," Richardson said. "I was sick for a while, that's what I thought it was, that's what I heard. You know better than me. You know more than I know."

What about his future?

Richardson said: "It's no time for me to be selfish. Just wait until after the year. After the season I'm going to evaluate everything."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
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.

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