Man City's Richards vows to stay out of trouble
"Until that point everything was going smoothly with my career, both for Manchester City and England.
"It was a real wake-up call to the fact I might have been doing things I really shouldn't have been. It made me look at things differently, to think about the way I behave and what is going on around me. I would not want the England manager to judge me from one story in the paper. I would not want him to think that is what I am really like.
"I just want my football to do the talking and to be clean off the field."