The rest of the world heard about the big Trent Richardson-to-the-Colts trade from Colts owner Jim Irsay. Richardson apparently learned about it on the radio.
Mark Schwab of CBS-19 in Cleveland says Richardson didn’t know he’d been dealt from Cleveland to Indianapolis until a friend called him Wednesday, and even that seemed suspicious. So Richardson flipped on the old radio and found out what plenty of others knew already.
Trent also said a friend called, said "You've been traded?" he told him to shut up & hung up. Turned on radio and learned he'd been dealt.—
Mark Schwab (@MarkSchwab) September 19, 2013
The trade was a bit of a shocker for the NFL, which doesn’t often have midseason moves. It was especially surprising since Richardson was seen as a key piece for the Browns, and since Cleveland already had to turn to third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer this week with starter Brandon Weeden out with injury.
So, it’s not that surprising. Unless the player involved had to hear about it on the radio, of course.
It was that kind of night at Fenway. The man on the left, Dan McKenzie, is all the way from Ontario.
Let’s get Matt Harvey‘s arm right so he can just play baseball, OK?
Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) September 18, 2013