Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 9/21/12

For Browns fans there is a must read piece in Cleveland Magazine (available online as well) written by Tony Grossi about the rookie RB-

Richardson’s mother, Katrina, and grandmother, Gloria, raised the family of three boys — Trent, 22, Terrell, 25, and Terrence, 28. For a time, they lived in block-O shaped low-income housing tucked behind a Wal-Mart. Addicts and dealers were so prevalent, the area earned the nickname Crack Alley.

Katrina worked at multiple jobs — at restaurants, cleaning houses and baby-sitting. Along the way, a few children that Katrina cared for to earn money were left unwanted by their mothers. Over time, she took in four boys and a girl.

“A lot of times they didn’t have a lot to eat,” says Willie Richardson, Katrina’s brother and a Christian minister. “We all would pull together some change, get some hot dogs, peanut butter, to make sure they ate. It was rough on my sister.”

Still, she’d travel more than a half-hour each way to Hazel’s Seafood Restaurant in Orange Beach, Ala., where she worked in the kitchen.

“She was being a mom and dad when she got home,” Richardson told ESPN.com last year. “I knew it was tough on her.”

Go read the whole piece. Definitely worth it.

[Related: Shurmur on Richardson]

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