Here’s that Richardson-Mathieu story

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I promised a link to that story about Trent Richardson and Tyrann Mathieu. Here you go.

NEW YORK — There was nothing choreographed about the photo opportunity Friday afternoon.

Alabama’s Trent Richardson and Tyrann Mathieu of LSU just happened to stand on opposite ends from each other for a picture of the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented tonight.

Read nothing into that arrangement, both said. That whole Alabama-LSU rivalry isn’t affecting the grand finale of awards week in New York City.

They really get along. You might even call them friends.

“People think it’s going to be a lot of ‘I can’t wait to run you over,’ ” Richardson said Friday afternoon. “It’s nothing like that. There’s much love right there.”

After spending the past few days together in Orlando for the first round of awards, both the Alabama running back and LSU cornerback have a shot at the biggest prize of them all tonight.

By 7:50, one could walk away with the Heisman Trophy and a little fuel for the BCS Championship build-up in New Orleans on Jan. 9.

The two will be joined by Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball for the ceremony in Times Square.

No doubt there will be tension when night falls in the big city.

But Friday, it was all smiles.

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