Sheldon Richardson's hearing on misdemeanor charges postponed

New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson, facing five misdemeanor charges stemming from a July high-speed police chase in suburban St. Louis, received a third postponement Monday on his court case. It was rescheduled until after the regular season.

A judge in St. Charles County issued a continuance, setting Jan. 25 as a hearing date. Previously, it was postponed in October and November.

Richardson, who could be disciplined by the NFL for violating the personal-conduct policy, said earlier in the season he didn't expect to hear from the league until the case was adjudicated. The latest postponement means it won't happen until the offseason, barring a long postseason run by the Jets.

On July 14, Richardson was arrested on a charge of resisting arrest, among other traffic violations, after police records say he tried to elude police, driving his Bentley at speeds up to 143 mph. There was a child in the car and the smell of marijuana, police said, but there were no marijuana or child-endangerment charges.

Richardson pleaded not guilty on Aug. 31.

He served a four-game suspension at the start of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, which he has said was related to marijuana.

In nine games, Richardson, a former first-round pick, has four sacks and two forced fumbles.