Nu'Keese Richardson trying to get into Delta State

Tennessee wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson (7) moves the ball on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Neyland Stadium.

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Tennessee wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson (7) moves the ball on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Neyland Stadium.

Nu'Keese Richardson

Nu'Keese Richardson

Nu’Keese Richardson’s journey through college football appears to have taken a turn toward Delta State.

Richardson, who was dismissed at Tennessee in November 2009 after being charged in an alleged armed robbery, has been enrolled at three schools since.

He spent spring 2010 at Hampton University, but moved on last fall to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. His intent was to get his academics in order to transfer to a Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I) school.

That didn’t happen.

According to The Palm Beach Post, Richardson is back near home at Palm Beach State College in South Florida.

However, the Post reports, he lacks the credit hours to transfer to a FBS school, but can transfer to a Division II program.

Delta State is in Cleveland, Miss. Enrollment is about 4,400.

The Statesmen lost the Division II national championship game 20-17 to Minnesota-Duluth last December.

“I believe Delta State is where he’s planning on going,’’ Blaze Thompson, Richardson’s coach at Pahokee High School, told the Post. “He hasn’t left yet so I wouldn’t say it’s solid yet.’’

A star at Pahokee, Richardson committed to Florida but then signed with UT in what was considered a recruiting coups by new coach Lane Kiffin.

Richardson played offense and returned punts for the Vols in 2009 before being dismissed on Nov. 16 following the incident outside a Cumberland Avenue convenience store.

He pleaded guilty in January 2010 to a reduced charge of attempted robbery and was placed on three years probation during which he is required to be in school or employed full time.

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Comments » 27

VOLliven2it writes:

Didn't read it, not interested and cannot understand why most anyone who comes here would be. Although I do wish Richardson well and hope his life is straightened up and stays that way.

Biggie writes:

I did read it, and am saddened that these kids have the talent to become more than street thugs and they can't do it.

volfourlife writes:

Hmm Pahokee kids.........

Janoris Jenkins kicked off UF's team for multiple arrests and run-ins with the law. It's a real feat to be kicked off UF's football team, that is not easy.

Chris Dunkley - Also kicked off UF's team for grades and undisclosed reasons see above.

Nukeese Richardson - kicked off UT's team for his arrest and his own issues with our coaches.

Maybe Muschamp is actually trying to clean up the prison break that Meyer was running down there.

huntined#565710 writes:

All this kid needed was a small mentor with A BIG CLUB!!!

flatrock writes:

The Pahokee legend grows...moral midgets all.

Hudro writes:

He needs to find and talk to James Banks before he runs out of options.

TommyJack writes:

That he did not fare well here is no reason not to cover him. He was, after all, one of the most sought-after.

MrBamSeydu writes:

This kid is going to look back at himself 20 years from now and shake his head. Pathetic.

FearlessFreep writes:

He and fellow Pahokee thug Janoris Jenkins can go there together now that Jenkins has 'mutually' parted ways with the Gators.

OTPVol writes:

He'll be able to paper his trailer with all those degrees.

spencer1989#206886 writes:

in response to MrBamSeydu:

This kid is going to look back at himself 20 years from now and shake his head. Pathetic.

Heck it might even take him longer than 20 years. Some still have not figured anything out even 30 years later. As CDD stated in a very shortened, great quote of his last year(in not these exact words), the kids are a product of our generation and they come to expect all kinds of things being given to them (without them having to work for it or earn it).

RoadTrip writes:

Wonder how the proud UF alum Pahokee principal of Nuke, Dunkley, and Jenkins is doing today? Nice job all of you.

DooleysOrangePants writes:

who cares?

arkyvol writes:

how long does it take for the kiffen stench to wear off?

born2ride writes:

Maybe Nu'Keese can take his crime partners, Mike Edwards and Janzen Jackson with him.

Yes, I said Jackson - he was just as guilty and should have been charged and kicked off the team too.

AC_84 writes:

if kiff was never hired by hammy he would have never came to UT ol ED Org. probaly paid him to come

vol75 writes:

in response to arkyvol:

how long does it take for the kiffen stench to wear off?

No "e" in Kiffin. Always remember. Kiffin is all aobut "I."

vut56#231073 writes:

One would hope he gets the point and makes something of himself. He has shown no clue of that liklihood, todate.

It is unfair to paint all student/athletes with the tarnish of this and other non-student athletes. Some never get it and, sadly, end down that road they chose to travel.

SummittsCourt writes:

Millions of kids are trying to get into college who can't play football but have better grades. Whats wrong with our system when he keeps getting second chances?

UkJarhead writes:

How bout the fact that he was charged with attempted armed robbery and got probation? I have NEVER seen someone escape any jail time for pulling a gun and attempting to rob someone. Shew.

UkJarhead writes:

You should have kept him... 11% of your football team been talking to the law. The average among Top 25 teams last year was 7%. Your average was higher than Florida's. He could have went to the pros and played along side Leonard Little, Albert Haynesworth, Travis Henry, Dontae Stallworth, Cedric Wilson, Fred Weary, Dwayne Goodrich.... That's just what I remember... How dare you make fun of Florida convicts.... I hate the Gators, but shew you attract thugs... Google search "Vol" and "arrested" and see what pops up...Hours of reading is what.

http://www.volunteertv.com/volsfootba...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...

EMBuckles writes:

Like UkJarhead, I, too, have to wonder how he got off without jail time for holding someone up with a gun, however, I guess he had a good attorney. Anyway, I have to wonder if maybe Richardson might need to be evaluated for a learning disorder. Might be well worth his while to have that done and get some learning strategies in place not to mention some anger management training and a course in criminal law so he knows what NOT to do!

Volunatic writes:

in response to born2ride:

Maybe Nu'Keese can take his crime partners, Mike Edwards and Janzen Jackson with him.

Yes, I said Jackson - he was just as guilty and should have been charged and kicked off the team too.

The District Attorney disagrees with you about Janzen.

stormblast writes:

in response to UkJarhead:

You should have kept him... 11% of your football team been talking to the law. The average among Top 25 teams last year was 7%. Your average was higher than Florida's. He could have went to the pros and played along side Leonard Little, Albert Haynesworth, Travis Henry, Dontae Stallworth, Cedric Wilson, Fred Weary, Dwayne Goodrich.... That's just what I remember... How dare you make fun of Florida convicts.... I hate the Gators, but shew you attract thugs... Google search "Vol" and "arrested" and see what pops up...Hours of reading is what.

http://www.volunteertv.com/volsfootba...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...

Those are big words coming from someone whose basketball team (the only thing Kentucky is good at) is coached by one of the most corrupt cheaters in college sports history.

UkJarhead writes:

First of all, even if he had done all the things you people like to lie and say he has done, they are rule violations, not crimes. Now I see the problem. Nobody in Knoxville knows the difference. Breaking a work rule, which he has never been accused or charged, is not the same as being a gun toting thug or a drunk driver that kills people. Shew.

coach799 writes:

Chip away blue. But stop trolling. Kiffin is gone and the only reason Ky players don't get in trouble when they get to the NFL is .... oh wait.

GO VOLS!

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