O'Fallon Police Department officers clocked Richardson's vehicle and another car racing on I-64 at speeds between 122 and 143 mph, according to the report.
Richardson, who was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy on July 2 by using marijuana, continued speeding after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
After getting off the interstate and speeding through a red light, Richardson turned off his 2014 Bentley Silver Spur's lights, then turned into a driveway in a nearby neighborhood. Police identified the brake lights and pulled in behind Richardson's car.
Richardson, an O'Fallon, Missouri native, was in the car with two other men and a 12-year-old child.
Everyone in the car smelled of marijuana and a fully loaded handgun was found beneath the driver's seat, according to the report.
Richardson will be arraigned in St. Charles County Circuit Court in late October.
Richardson made a statement about his legal situation: "I apologize to my teammates and the organization. I told them you don’t have to worry about my name being in the news again."
Maybe because of all this, Richardson practiced the whole first day with the second team. When the press spoke to him around 5 p.m., no one on the beat was aware of the story and he was not asked for comments about the July 14 incident. Richardson did speak to his taking second team reps and deferred to the man who will start in his place for the first four games of the season, and maybe further if this legal issue winds up in front of Roger Goodell.
"Next man up though, that's what [it] pretty much comes down to. That's how I feel about it," Richardson told reporters after practice moved inside Thursday to avoid thunderstorms. "Helping [Leonard Williams] out as much as possible so he can come in [and start]. [I need to worry about] being the best second-string, third-string guy I can be."
Neither Richardson nor the rookie Williams would say how long the team would keep Williams with the first team over the former 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
"Right now, they got me going with the ones," Williams told the press. "I'm going to take advantage of every play I'm out there."
This is terrible news and I am still trying to figure out how to process it. We are watching one of the most dynamic and unstoppable forces in the NFL melt down before our very eyes because of some very avoidable mistakes. The July 14 incident has to be the most troubling since it comes not even two weeks after all the bad press Richardson received when the league handed down his suspension. What is it going to take?
We hope that Richardson gets whatever help and structure he needs to turn this around quickly. I thought the Jets had a pretty good support staff for players in these sorts of situations, but it is clear that until Richardson can get his act together he needs more supervision a la Dez Bryant received from the Cowboys. It is in Richardson's (and the team's financial interest) to put such structures in place ... but then again Richardson has to acknowledge that he needs them.
It's getting sideways quickly for Richardson. No one wants this sort of a tragedy. We hope that Richardson can turn this thing around, not for the sake of football, but for his own long-term well-being.