By Brian McKenna:
I covered the Rams when Incognito played here and 80% of the time he was an asshole. This isn’t a simple case of a veteran "hazing" a second year player. Incognito sent Martin messages in which he called Martin a “half-n-bomb,” threatened Martin’s mother and concluded with “I’ll kill you.” That’s not good-natured hazing. Where in the hell were the leaders of this football team? This had been going on since Martin was a rookie in 2012.
As far as Martin goes, he needed to “Man Up.” He needs to check his underwear to see if the tag says “Men.” If the bully keeps taking your lunch money, you have three choices: (1) let it continue. (2) Stand up to him. He could’ve called out Incognito in the lockeroom in front of all of his teammates. If a fight ensued, it would have been broken up in seconds. Nobody likes getting their ass kicked but sometimes you have to take that chance. (3) Take it to the principal/coaches. I’ve been in enough NFL lockerooms to tell you that options 1 & 3 are off the table. NFL lockerooms are one of the most barbaric, testosterone fueled places on the face of the earth. Normal rules don’t apply. Once again, where were the leaders of this football team?
If the following is true (Miami Herald), the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: Richard Incognito Sr., using his birth date and usual user name, is presumed to have defended Incognito by writing inflammatory posts on a Dolphins fan website Monday after the team announced Incognito’s suspension. He said Incognito was being treated unfairly and that “black people say the N-word in rap music.” He implied that Martin was unstable and “does not belong in an NFL locker room,” and asked readers to “pray [general manager Jeff] Ireland and [coach Joe] Philbin die of AIDS.”
Incognito didn’t just make a mistake. Rolling thru a stop sign is a mistake. Rolling thru it everyday is a habit. Incognito is a repeat offender. He has priors.
I’m now waiting for the fake press conference with the fake apology. The fake tears. The fake rehab. The fake Incognito Anti-Bullying Foundation.
Richie doesn’t need rehab. That won’t take. He needs to try and steal some lunch money from someone who will stand up to him. Maybe one of the UFC fighters. Try taking Anderson Silva’s or Bones Jones lunch money, tough guy. He won’t do that because he knows that they would beat him senseless. Most of the time, he picks on the weak minded.
Go to TMZ and watch his shirtless, barroom tirade. Someday, someone is going to get really scared and pull a gun on him. I hope it doesn’t happen but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Will Incognito play again? Hell yes. It’s the NFL.
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