Sheldon Richardson under fire after reports of foul Instagram post

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Sheldon Richardson. (File photo)

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTV)- St. Louis native and former University of Missouri football standout Sheldon Richardson is again under the microscope for behavior off the gridiron.

Multiple reports, including USA Today’s ‘For The Win’ blog, are citing a seven second sequence posted on an Instagram account, apparently recorded before the Jets played the Dolphins Saturday night. In it, Richardson appears to use profane language and derogotory language about women.

Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles called the comments unacceptable in a Sunday morning press availability with reporters and said he will discuss the situation with Richardson. Some form of internal team discipline seems likely.

Richardson missed the first game of the 2016 season because of a league-imposed suspension stemming from a high speed chase in St. Charles County in July 2015. 

He was sentenced to two years probation and community service after a guilty plea to reduced charges in January.