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From Staff And Wire Reports

Busted New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson is facing legal troubles after being charged Thursday in St. Charles County, Missouri, with resisting arrest and traffic violations on July 14 — just two weeks after his NFL-issued four-game drug suspension. According to a release issued by the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Richardson was driving at “exceedingly high rates of speed” on Interstate 64 in “what appeared to be a road race.” In the police incident report, an officer stated that Richardson took off at speeds as high as 143 mph. Richardson eventually exited the car, along with two adult passengers and a 12-year-old boy. A fully loaded semi-automatic handgun was found underneath the driver’s floor mat, and the car smelled of marijuana.

Pleaded Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he punched a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida. The sheriff’s office says Kromer was arrested earlier this month after confronting two boys, pushing one to the ground and punching him. An arrest report says the boy told deputies that Kromer threatened to kill his family if he reported the incident.

Suspended Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. “Violation of team policies,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said at Big Ten media days. “That’s as far as I’ll go.” Meyer did say the violations had nothing to do with players breaking any laws.

Resigned IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker took the fall for technical issues that have plagued the series this year and said he’ll resign his position at the end of the season. Walker said in a statement that the timing is right to move on to other opportunities after 2 1/2 seasons on the job.

Agreed Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Chip Ganassi. Kauffman’s defection to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates means he could bring driver Clint Bowyer with him to the organization. CGR already fields cars for Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson.

Hired Former Seton Hall soccer player, Nicki Gross, has been named an assistant coach with the Iowa Energy, making her the only female to fill that role in the NBA D-League. The Memphis Grizzlies are Iowa’s NBA affiliate.