BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Big NFL money gets eaten up fast, especially when your playing days are over.
Former Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is starting to feel the heat. Richardson, 26, was waived Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens. The Alabama product scored 12 touchdowns in his rookie season for the Cleveland Browns, but never returned to form.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft told ESPN's Shelley Smith on "E:60," that his friends and family spent $1.6 million of his money from January 2015 to October 2015.
After being traded to the Colts in 2013, Richardson was cut by the Oakland Raiders and has not been able to find another team.
"I finally just looked at my bank statement, and I was just like, 'Where did this come from? Where did that come from?' And my guy was sitting there telling me, 'Man, we was telling you.' I know he was telling me, but that's just like telling a kid to stop running in the hall. They're going to still do it when you turn your back or you leave," Richardson told Smith.
"It's just one of them moments to where I was just blinded by my heart, by loving everybody and thinking that everyone was for me. I know they love me. I know they do care. But at the time, they took advantage of it," Richardson told Smith.
In June, Richardson told CSN Mid-Atlantic's Clifton Brown that he was aiming for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In March, Richardson cited similar claims to AL.com's Matt Zenitz.
"There were also the family members and friends constantly asking for money to the point, Richardson said, that it became mentally exhausting and took away from his focus on football," Zenitz wrote.
"There were countless texts and calls each day. Richardson bought cars for people, somehow got stuck with paying for five funerals that were each at least $12,000 and treated people to unnecessary things like week-long trips to places like Disney World," Zenitz wrote.
#Ravens released Trent Richardson because needed WR to practice. They believe he's talented and his return is possibility, per source— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 3, 2016
Richardson insisted in the ESPN interview that he was not yet broke. He earned $20.5 million on his rookie deal with the Browns. He told Smith that he would give away $10,000 at a time to people who claimed that they needed the money. He also said that he had 11 Netflix accounts and 8 Hulu accounts under his name and saw charges from club bottle service and Amazon.com on his bank statements.