Update 4:25 p.m.: The issue appears to be nothing more than a minor traffic incident. A person familiar with the details said another car backed into Richardson’s early this morning. Police were called when the other party was not cooperative, but charges weren’t filed.
The details are hazy at best while the general facts are clear. Trent Richardson is fine, but he had a bad night.
He was the victim on a hit-and-run at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. A statement from Tuscaloosa police said he opted not to press charges for misdemeanor menacing.
Was he in a car? Was he walking at the time of the incident? Those details are not clear, but a spokesman at UA said Richardson is physically fine this afternoon.
According to Alabama law, menacing is defined as “A person commits the crime of menacing if, by physical action, he intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury.”
More to come on this, hopefully. The AP contributed to this report.