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Former RB Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is seen on the sidelines as the Browns play the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on September 15, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Browns 14-6. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Former Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is seen on the sidelines as the Browns play the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on September 15, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Browns 14-6. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday night, according to Hoover police.

Richardson was arrested after an incident at a Hyatt Place Hotel and charged with one count of third-degree domestic violence.

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"Officers were able to make contact with an adult male and adult female who were involved in a domestic altercation," the Hoover Police Department said in a news release. "After interviewing both parties it was determined that the two individuals had been arguing earlier while at the Walmart on John Hawkins Parkway and that the dispute continued after they arrived back at the hotel.

"At some point the situation turned physical and the female sustained injuries (scratches and bruising) about her face."

Bond was placed at $1,000 for the 26-year-old Richardson.

Richardson was a college standout at Alabama and rushed for 3,130 yards and 35 touchdowns in three seasons. He finished third in the 2011 Heisman Trophy balloting.

Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns but the organization gave up on him two games in the 2013 season and traded him to the Indianapolis Colts. He also struggled in 1 1/2 season with the Colts, and was cut by the Oakland Raiders prior to the start of the 2015 season and by the Baltimore Ravens prior to last season.

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Richardson rushed for 2,032 yards and 17 touchdowns in 46 career NFL games.

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