Posted: 6:15 pm Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Former Pahokee standout Nu’Keese Richardson arrested for failure to appear in court 

By Post Staff

By Matt Porter and Jeff Greer

Nu’Keese Richardson’s rocky road has taken another problematic turn.

The troubled former Pahokee standout was arrested Sunday afternoon by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies for failure to appear in criminal traffic court, police records show.

Nu'Keese Richardson

Nu'Keese Richardson

He was released under supervision Monday morning.

Richardson, 20, was charged in January with driving on a Florida highway without a license, and he skipped his Feb. 8 hearing.

Richardson, who played last season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, appeared to be on track to play the 2011 season for a Division I college.

In January, Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson said Richardson was to finish credits this summer at Palm Beach State College. If he did that, he would have been eligible to play for any Div. I program that would take him. Thompson said Richardson was courted by Syracuse and Kansas.

An All-American and one of the county’s top wide receiver prospects in his senior year at Pahokee, Richardson was dismissed from Tennessee’s football team and left the school in Nov. 2009 after his involvement in an attempted armed robbery. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges and received three years’ probation.

He resurfaced at Hampton in spring 2010, but abruptly left in the summer without informing coaches.


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