Though he was not required to be there, Richardson was at Media Day Saturday (as were Reed and Paxson), and faced the press for the first time since the whole mess errupted in the spring. And to his credit, the six-game starter from 2004 did not duck questions.
In fact, in a one-on-one interview with FOS, he said he understands why Joe Paterno is punishing him and that he hopes to help underclassmen not follow in his footsteps.
"We have to take care of one another," Richardson explained. "And if someone is acting up, pull them aside and say that's not the Penn State way."
You can hear the entire Q&A at the following link.