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Thats unacceptable.Asked if he was disturbed that a player would behave that way before a game, Bowles replied, It was disturbing that it was said at all.Bowles said he had no problem with Richardsons effort in the game. He played 45 of 48 defensive snaps -- more than any defensive lineman -- but managed only two tackles and one quarterback hit.Sheldon plays hard, Bowles said. His inappropriate comments should have never been said. Its inexcusable, but he plays hard.Richardson has a history of transgressions.The twice-suspended defensive end, a first-round pick in 2013, was benched for one quarter earlier this season. He said it was because he showed up late for a team meeting, but it was because of multiple team infractions, sources said.ddddddddddddThat came a few days after it was revealed that the Jets shopped Richardson before the Nov. 1 trading deadline, speaking to the Dallas Cowboys, among other teams.Richardson was upset the team tried to move him, sources said. 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