On Thursday, news broke that authorities were finally charging former Flyers captain Mike Richards with being in possession of a controlled substance while crossing the United States-Canadian border back in June. While this was the expected outcome, it's yet another turn of events in what has become an unfortunate fall from grace for the once rising star.
Despite his challenging dealings with the Manitoba RCMP, the Los Angeles Kings management and even the Philadelphia media, we should choose to remember Richards in Philadelphia in a positive light. After all, he did score 349 points in 453 games as a member of the Orange and Black.
As we continue to be surrounded with negativity in the news - both sports and non-sports related - let's look back at the good times and recap a few of Richards' brightest moments in the City of Brotherly Love.