Per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, not only have the Miami Dolphins suspended offensive lineman Richie Incognito indefinitely for his actions against teammate Jonathan Martin, he isn’t coming back to the team ever. Salguero quoted a sourced that stated:
“He’s done. There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair. The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he’ll never play another game here.”
“Hey, wassup, you half n—– piece of s—. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s— in your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F— you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”
Also, Deadspin has posted a video clip from last year’s Hard Knocks that shows Incognito messing with another rookie, tight end Michael Egnew. In that video, you see Incognito point out to Egnew that he broke into his iPad and posted on his Facebook page. He also makes disparaging remarks about Egnew’s fiancee, just to put a nice little cherry on top of the schoolyard bully
But, perhaps, Incognito never really had a chance. Maybe he was always destined to be an insecure jerkoff who was going to use his size and nasty disposition to inflict harm on others to overcompensate for his own unresolved issues with anger and lack of self-worth. Or maybe its just that he’s his father’s son, and he’s just emulating what he grew up with? Why would I say this? Because it appears that Incognito’s dad is the same racist, insecure bully that he raised his son to be. Apparently, Incognito Sr. has taken to a Dolphins message board and has continued the hate towards Jonathan Martin. He’s used extremely insensitive and hateful language in his posts and pretty much has come off as a classless bigot.
Currently, Incognito is waiting on the NFL to make a decision on what will happen to him. This is somewhat unprecedented territory for both the NFL and the Players Association, as I can’t recall a situation where a player felt intimidated and threatened by his own teammate to the point of having an emotional breakdown and temporarily leaving the team. However, even if the NFL decides not to punish Incognito any further, I can’t imagine that any other team in the league will want him in its locker room. Even if he is a talented offensive lineman, how can you bring someone like that into a team environment knowing what he can do to it?