CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga said he and Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson have no beef and that his comments last week about Richardson were taken out of context.
Last week, Maualuga said Richardson "didn't do nothing spectacular" in Week One, when he rushed just 19 times for 39 yards in the Browns' narrow loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. That quote made headlines in the days leading up to Sunday's game.
Maualuga's team got the win, 34-27, and Richardson was close to spectacular. After missing the entire preseason and struggling in Week One, Richardson looked like the No. 3 overall pick in the draft Sunday when he ran 19 times for 109 yards and a touchdown and also caught four passes for 36 yards and another score.
Afterward, Maualuga said he needed to clear up what was said and that he sought out Richardson after the game.
"He came out and made a statement," Maualuga said. "He had a good game.
"After the game we shook ...