Richie Incognito makes first comments, says ‘this will pass’
Richie Incognito was tracked down for his first comments since being suspended indefinitely by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday for his alleged mistreatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week.
WSVN-7’s Alex DiPrato caught up with Incognito as the lineman was leaving an appointment in Weston, Fla., on Tuesday.
Incognito told DiPrato he was “doing well” and then made some additional remarks.
“You know what, I’m just trying to weather the storm right now,” Incognito said. “This will pass.”
Though this is the biggest story in sports right now, Incognito’s probably right. Riley Cooper has been playing for the Philadelphia Eagles all season despite the video of him dropping an n-bomb on someone being released in July. Michael Vick made it back to the NFL (though he is still hated) despite being locked up in prison for financing a dog fighting ring.
Incognito already had multiple strikes against him when the Dolphins picked him up in 2010, but he’s played well enough in the past four seasons that we’re guessing this won’t be it for his NFL career. He might not be back with the Dolphins, but someone may pick him up down the line.
Oh, and to really upset some of you, WSVN says Incognito was inspecting a new Ferrari delivered to his home on Tuesday.
Full Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin history:
Jonathan Martin reportedly went AWOL after cafeteria prank
Jonathan Martin reportedly called ‘Big Weirdo,’ bullied by teammates
Richie Incognito said to be one of Jonathan Martin’s main tormenters
Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito text message conversation
Jonathan Martin reportedly left Dolphins because of emotional issues, not bullying
Jonathan Martin ‘genuinely scared’ of what Richie Incognito might do to him
Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins
Richie Incognito reportedly told Jonathan Martin ‘I’ll kill you’ in racially charged voicemail
Report: Richie Incognito will never play for Dolphins again
Video: Richie Incognito dropped N-bomb during fit of rage at a bar
Antrel Rolle: Jonathan Martin is a ‘grown-ass man,’ just as much to blame as Richie Incognito
Dolphins coaches reportedly asked Richie Incognito to toughen up Jonathan Martin