Trent Richardson was giving five-figure handouts to friends and family after he signed a $20.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Photograph: Getty

When he finally started to sift through bank statements, Trent Richardson didn’t need a forensic accountant to figure out something was up. There were(...)

 Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after losing 24-13 to the Indianapolis Colts in a the AFC Divisional Playoff game   in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Peyton Manning slumped off the field towards an uncertain future following Denver’s divisional playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, with (...)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck stretches out to score a  touchdown in the fourth quarter of their NFl wild-card play-off game against Kansas City Chiefs  at Lucas Oil Stadium  in Indianapolis. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The San Diego Chargers took full advantage of a second half meltdown by the Cincinnati Bengals to claim a 27-10 AFC wild card win on Sunday and move o(...)