Sep 7, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Indiana State Sycamores tight end Braxton Shirley (88) is brought down by Purdue Boilermakers safety Taylor Richards (4) at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue suspends starting safety Taylor Richards first two games of season

Purdue Boilermakers starting safety Taylor Richards was arrested at the end of last year and now he is going to be paying the price by missing some playing time.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell has decided to suspended the team’s starting safety for the first two games of the upcoming season.

The first two games of the season for Purdue are match ups against the Western Michigan Broncos in the season-opener and a Week 2 meeting with the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Richards was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and underage consumption of alcohol.

Purdue had plenty of struggles last season during their one-win season, and starting off the season without their veteran safety will be a big blow out of the gate.

With the two-game suspension, Richards’ streak of starting in 27 consecutive games for the Purdue Boilermakers will come to a screeching halt.

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