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Report: Antonio Smith to be suspended for swing at Richie Incognito

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Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith’s preseason could be over after an incident with Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito during Saturday night’s preseason game between the two teams.

Smith forcibly removed Incognito’s helmet and then swung it at him connecting with Incognito’s face in the process. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the league will suspend Smith Tuesday for up to two preseason games for using a helmet as a weapon.

It’s the second time in the last calendar year the duo of Smith and Incognito have had an incident on the field. Smith was fined $11,000 (after appealing the fine down from $21,000) for a Week One run-in when he kicked Incognito in the head after Incognito grabbed Smith’s ankle as he tried to chase a loose ball.

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129 Responses to “Report: Antonio Smith to be suspended for swing at Richie Incognito”
  1. slbasegame257 says: Aug 20, 2013 1:30 AM

    Why would he care about missing preseason games?

  2. beavertonsteve says: Aug 20, 2013 1:32 AM

    Two preseason games for attempting to smash a guy’s face in with a helmet? I guess Smith should have tried to stab him too. Maybe they would have made him sit out a couple practices as well.

  3. contract says: Aug 20, 2013 1:33 AM

    Suspend him for preseason games? What a joke!

  4. edelmanfanclub says: Aug 20, 2013 1:34 AM

    So bashing another person’s head with a weapon gets him the rest of the preseason off? Nice. Oh btw, his 11,000 fine for that is pretty close to Wes Welker getting fined 10,000 in 2008 for making a snow angel.

  5. smackingfools says: Aug 20, 2013 1:35 AM

    Wow! I’m impressed. A 2 game ‘preseason’ suspension. What a joke. So, he’s suspended for a series or 2. NFL is becoming a joke.

  6. Stiller43 says: Aug 20, 2013 1:40 AM

    “…the league will suspend Smith Tuesday for up to two preseason games…”

    Wow what a HARSH punishment!! The league sure showed smith!!!

    Another cowardly move by the NFL front offices. Suspend him for games that count, or else the suspension is worthless.

  7. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 20, 2013 1:41 AM

    Just 2 preseason games? Talk about a slap on the wrist.

  8. smackingfools says: Aug 20, 2013 1:42 AM

    So, what is that? A series or 2 of preseason football?

  9. pitofzombies94 says: Aug 20, 2013 1:44 AM

    wow 2 preseason games for trying to kill someone. the NFL is a joke.

  10. mrjpil says: Aug 20, 2013 1:44 AM

    You almost took someones head off?

    Ok, we will suspend you for two meaningless games and make sure you are healthy for the start of the regular season.

  11. ithrowheat says: Aug 20, 2013 1:55 AM

    Suspended for preseason games? Is that a punishment? If true this is absolutely ridiculous. He should be out AT LEAST 2 reg season games. NFL has player safety as a priority in rhetoric only.

  12. bleedburgandyandgold says: Aug 20, 2013 2:01 AM

    I like it when players hate each other on the field lol makes for exciting never know whats gonna happen football!!

  13. damcmp says: Aug 20, 2013 2:03 AM

    Preseason games? thats no punishment…..he wasn’t going to play in the 4th one anyway. Pre-season games no many involved……he is getting away with it…

  14. damcmp says: Aug 20, 2013 2:04 AM

    That should have been “no money involved”

  15. silverhornet says: Aug 20, 2013 2:06 AM

    Suspended for two preseason games? Whoop te doo

  16. nopepper123 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:10 AM

    Whoa……they might get him suspended for 2 preseason games………that will teach him a lesson. Man, these fines are getting steep.

    I think if they really want to get him, they should suspend him for two preseason games this year and 2 next year……..

  17. devrocks247 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:18 AM

    Suspended for two preseason games? That’s pretty harsh. I’m sure that will really make him think about what he’s done.

  18. northbynw27 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:26 AM

    Suspend him for a regular season game..you’re almost doing him a favor by making him miss preseason games. Just saw the video and that was DIRTY.

  19. theauger says: Aug 20, 2013 2:33 AM

    Weak sauce. He should suspended for 2 REGULAR season games, not preseason games. He doesn’t lose a game check by suspending him for preseason games.

  20. badintent says: Aug 20, 2013 2:48 AM

    I smell Dana White calling these guys,” I have a large cage and $10,000 to the winner” and no NFL fines.And U make guest appearance on Ultimate Fighter.

  21. odie02 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:01 AM

    A guy with “history” gets suspended for two basically meaningless games……….makes sense *sarcasm

  22. maximusprime107 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:11 AM

    Preseason games…. Some punishment

  23. crp63 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:19 AM

    That will teach him.He can’t play in a game (that he does’nt want too) and he won’t get paid (for a game that he does’nt get paid for anyway).Quite a statement by the league.

  24. lanman11 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:34 AM

    Incognito is not so incognito when it comes to his well documented dirty play. He is despised by just about everyone who plays against him, and quite possibly by those he plays with. He is involved in many of these incidents and it’s just like grade school: the one who responds gets caught. I would wager he deserved both shots from Smith, and I don’t have a dog in this fight.

  25. mcjon22 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:37 AM

    Two PRESEASON games!?! Yet Goodell wants us all to believe he actually cares about player safety?

    What a hypocritical coward.

  26. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:44 AM

    2 totally meaningful preseason games? Good work, NFL. Sorry, but this was more egregious than Haynesworth’s face stomping and this perp gets basically a slap on the wrist? Pathetic.

  27. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 20, 2013 3:50 AM

    BS. Incognito had it coming.

  28. hodge05 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:54 AM

    2 meaningless games after the guy tried to hit a dude in the head with a HELMET!? For a league that supposedly wants to reduce the amount of violence in the game, that is a shameful and pathetic punishment.

  29. favresweiner says: Aug 20, 2013 3:58 AM

    2 PRESEASON games? What is the point of that? It should be regular season games.

  30. rabbi187 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:08 AM

    Incognito is a chump and derseves to be fined, but that still was a pretty stupid move by Smith. He’s lucky it’s only preseason games. This article also failed to mention the reason Smith kicking Incognito repeatedly in the head last season was bc Incognito could be seen torching on Smith’s leg trying to break it…

  31. bigguy54 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:11 AM

    Why does he get suspended for a pre season game, should be regular season. Richie is an idiot, who it seems has turned most of his stupidity around from the days with the Rams, but he still does not deserve to be hit in the face with a helmet.

  32. tscarlato says: Aug 20, 2013 4:12 AM

    The nfl takes concussions so seriously that removing an opponents head protection and hitting him in the head with it warrants missing nothing of consequence.

  33. iammrbinky says: Aug 20, 2013 4:49 AM

    So the NFL spares an established vet from participating in meaningless pre season games and think that is a suitable punishment. Please Roger, you’re doing him a favor.

  34. godolphins133499 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:02 AM

    Awesome !! Now what about that knee aiming scrub db ? should be next in line with a fine

  35. jrs45 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:03 AM

    And they call him the “ninja assassin” lol! Not so ninja there ;)

  36. realityron says: Aug 20, 2013 5:34 AM

    Smash a guy with a helmet, get suspended a couple of preseason games. Get wrongfully accused of rape, where no validity is found during the investigation, leading to zero charges, get suspended 4 regular season games. There is the inequity in Roger Goodell’s NFL…

  37. Iknoweverything says: Aug 20, 2013 5:37 AM

    Seriously?

    Suspended for 2 PRE season games?

    Why not just send him on a 2 week vacation

  38. titansbro says: Aug 20, 2013 5:50 AM

    2 preseason games? Lol, that’s not a punishment, more like a reward.

  39. eaglesmetal says: Aug 20, 2013 5:54 AM

    Suspended for 2 preseason games? Big deal. He’s probably grateful! What a joke of a punishment.

  40. killxswitch says: Aug 20, 2013 5:55 AM

    Incognito probably deserved it.

  41. tjjohnson98 says: Aug 20, 2013 5:56 AM

    Two preseason games? He probably likes that. At least one regular season game would be more like it. I don’t like either guy, but if you’re swinging a helmet at someone, you deserve to sit for a while.

  42. phinfan527 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:00 AM

    Violence in the NFL?!! Impossible.

  43. rockthered1286 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:04 AM

    Ooohhh… Preseason game suspension… Waita hit him where it hurts…

    Should’ve been 2 regular season games.

  44. mauldawg says: Aug 20, 2013 6:15 AM

    Two preseason games!! Is this a joke. How about 4-6 real games this is what is needed. If the NFL doesn’t suspened this clown for part of the season,then why suspened him at all. The NFL is almost as funny as the NCAA.

  45. icdogg says: Aug 20, 2013 6:22 AM

    Suspending a guy from preseason games is almost a reward.

  46. stevemo says: Aug 20, 2013 6:22 AM

    Way to reward this guy for his behavior. None of these vets want to play preseason games anyway.

  47. claudius16309 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:27 AM

    2 preseason games for yanking a guys helmet off and taking a full on swing at his face with the helmet? Richie has a bad reputation too, but that is extreme in any case. Smith should be suspended for multiple in season games and lose multiple in season game checks for this.

  48. romosmicrodongs says: Aug 20, 2013 6:32 AM

    I don’t care how good richie is dude deserved it

  49. dolfan19 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:38 AM

    And yet, last year he said Richie was the dirty player. Good call, Antonio.

  50. mancave001 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:40 AM

    Good, because that was egregious. Should have been suspended for two regular season games.

  51. zoxitic says: Aug 20, 2013 6:43 AM

    Suspend him for PRESEASON games?????

    That’s like rewarding him.

    That is no punishment at all.

    NFL decision makers are wacky.

  52. dccowboy says: Aug 20, 2013 6:46 AM

    Preseason games? They’re doing him a favor, not punishing him. What’s he going to miss 3 series? He doesn’t get paid for pre-season games, so he doesn’t lose any money so it’s more like they’re encouraging players to do this, nor discouraging them.

    If they want to send a message, suspend him for the first two regular season games. If he’s a ‘bubble’ player he will probably get cut (which he deserves) and if not his behavior impacts his team and his pocketbook rather than giving him two nights off.

  53. ashutto20 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:47 AM

    Suspended for Preseason games??? That’s it???

  54. sidepull says: Aug 20, 2013 6:47 AM

    I bet Smith will lose a lot of sleep over not playing one or two preseason games.

  55. kane337 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:57 AM

    He’s only going to be suspended for 2 preseason games? Huh?

  56. shayeezy says: Aug 20, 2013 7:03 AM

    suspended for preseason games? way to lay down the law.

  57. fdugrad says: Aug 20, 2013 7:15 AM

    Missing preseason games doesn’t seem to be very much of a punishment. Is the per-game pay the same as a regular game? At any rate, I wonder why no regular games were subtracted. Can anyone explain?

  58. jaychristsays says: Aug 20, 2013 7:18 AM

    Suspend him for preseason games. Games he probably doesn’t want to be apart of in the first place. That’ll show him.

    Seriously though, why even bother suspending him in the first place? Preseason only is a joke.

  59. hehateme2 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:19 AM

    Just so. This man has “anger management” issues and is a threat to other players around him. Also a whiner. The suspended games should be during the regular season.

    The Texans need to better coach their players after also taking out Kellar’s knee in an unnecessary poor form tackle.

  60. alonestartexan says: Aug 20, 2013 7:24 AM

    Incognito is one of the dirtiest players in game, I’m SURE he had no part in it whatsoever…

  61. patriots123456 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:39 AM

    Incognito always brings out the best in his opponent.

  62. pppath says: Aug 20, 2013 7:42 AM

    Richie actually seems to be the victim in these confrontations. Wait a minute, let me go outside and make sure the sky is still blue. Yep, still blue. OK, I kind of believe it.

  63. m3dman3 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:44 AM

    Good, Incognito is a dirty piece of crap that doesn’t deserve to be in this league.

  64. ajgreenhof says: Aug 20, 2013 7:45 AM

    Is Goodell under the impression that pre-season matters?

  65. sundayisthebestday says: Aug 20, 2013 7:49 AM

    Suspending a veteran from preseason games? That’s a punishment? Are you kidding? Smith is probably smiling from ear to ear.

  66. sgtdiver says: Aug 20, 2013 7:49 AM

    I couldn’t imagine if Suh did this. I read a lot of comments about people being ok with his actions. This seems much worse than a “stomp.”

  67. daddyb1gdrawz says: Aug 20, 2013 7:50 AM

    This is some bull. How is this punishment? Smith nor any veteran wants to play in the preseason anyway. Suspending him two weeks of the preseason is doing him a favor. Suspend him one regular season game. That is when his pay kicks in.

  68. bostontim says: Aug 20, 2013 7:55 AM

    Incog deserves a wack in the head on general principal.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  69. reed20fence says: Aug 20, 2013 7:56 AM

    Preseason suspensions are a joke.

    If you seriously think he did something wrong, don’t make a mockery out of the infraction by making someone miss a glorified scrimmage.

  70. snowman36 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:56 AM

    He didnt swing the helmet. His momentum carries the helmet into Incognitos face.

    -ndamukong suh

  71. edukator4 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    a repeat offender swings a helmet at a guy and only gets 2 preseason games.

  72. jjb0811 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    Suspended for preseason games? What a rigged system!

  73. chrispin53 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    “The league will suspend smith up to two preseason games”

    I really hope this is a typo. If the league is really trying to protect players from head injuries then I’d think ripping a guys helmet off and hitting him the face with said helmet is a pretty good way to incur a serious head injury. If the only repercussion Smith will face is missing two preseason games, the league is sending the wrong message.

    Most vets would rather not play in the preseason anyway. Missing two preseason games will only ensure that Smith himself will start the regular season fresh, rested, and injury free.

  74. gottaplan says: Aug 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    Huh? Goodell just did this guy a FAVOR not a punishment. Oh, he can’t play two meaningless games…that will teach him! I wouldn’t be surprised to see 40 or 50 guys swinging their opponents helmet at them in the next pre-season game! SMH

  75. runhigh24 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:07 AM

    what’s the point of suspending an established veteran for preseason games? that’s more of a reward for him than a punishment.

  76. ghent32 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:08 AM

    He gets a full 2 preseason game suspension…wow, glad to see the NFL throw the gauntlet down…are you freaking kidding me?

    Who gives a damn about the preseason, the man swung and connected with a helmet, certainly a weapon in this case.

    He should be suspended for the first 2 games of the REAL SEASON. Suspensions during preseason is VERY WEAK.

  77. officialgame says: Aug 20, 2013 8:08 AM

    No wonder a guy named Incognito gets away with murder.

  78. iejdaniel says: Aug 20, 2013 8:08 AM

    Preseason games? Swat him a little harder with that feather, wouldja?

  79. flexx91 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:12 AM

    Suspended for two PRESEASON games??? I’m sure he will be missed.

  80. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Aug 20, 2013 8:14 AM

    Who hasn’t wanted to clock Incognito? The guy is the dirtiest player in the game. Way to stay classy Miami..!

  81. bullsonparade1977 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:16 AM

    I’ve watched the replay like 20 times and incognito, aka the “dirtiest player in the league” moved before getting hit. The man was punching and shoving under the helmet into smith’s face. But to reiterate, he didn’t get hit in the face like your article said. I think smith realized what he was doing at last second and pulled back. Not justifying his actions, but it wasn’t as bad as you’re making it out. He makes contact, then yes, run him up the flag pole, but he did not.

  82. chiadam says: Aug 20, 2013 8:18 AM

    Suspend him for two preseason games, one of which he would not have played in anyway, and neither of which he gets paid for. That should teach him a lesson.

  83. christophershearin says: Aug 20, 2013 8:20 AM

    If the league actually cared about player safety, and blows to the head, this guy should be suspended for the year. It remove ones helmet, and subsequently use said helmet to attack the head of another player is above and beyond reasonable…..

  84. 2dollarpbrs says: Aug 20, 2013 8:23 AM

    Everyone should take a swing at Richie Incognito

  85. jtowndolfan says: Aug 20, 2013 8:26 AM

    only 2 preseason games!?! are you kidding? give him a nice rest before the regular season starts…this is such a joke…SMDH

  86. toekramp says: Aug 20, 2013 8:26 AM

    Wait. Two PRESEASON games?? I thought this was to be a punishment not a reward.

  87. stealthscorpio says: Aug 20, 2013 8:28 AM

    Suspended for 2 preseason games? That’s not punishment, that’s a reward. Preseason games don’t even have game checks? Suspend him for the opener.

  88. greymares says: Aug 20, 2013 8:34 AM

    I’m up for a steel cage death match.(for charity of course) lol.

  89. butterstone84 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:39 AM

    2 preseason games? for swinging a helmet at someones face! lol as long as no ones feeling are getting hurt by salutes and spinning balls…

  90. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:39 AM

    Should be suspended for at least 1 regular season game, not just during the preseason.

  91. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:44 AM

    Cant we all just get along….. and hug?

  92. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 20, 2013 8:44 AM

    So the widely recognized dirtiest player in the league gets swung at? That’s a shocker.

  93. woody1351 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:47 AM

    the league will suspend him for up to two preseason games. what a joke he doesnt want to play in them anway.

  94. sclazo says: Aug 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    Good Smith is a dirty player and needs to be kicked out of the NFL.

  95. bmorepositive123 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    Incognito seems like quite the dirty player. Sounds like a well deserved vacation for Smith.

  96. hdahs143 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:53 AM

    Two preseason games? Classic Goodell consistency.

  97. jbaxt says: Aug 20, 2013 9:02 AM

    Nothing says “you’re in big trouble mister”, like suspending a guy for preseason games… So in reality the guy can’t practice since he was going to limited in practice. Way to show him league…

  98. getyourownname says: Aug 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    This is not intended as a defense of Smith, but if reports that video shows Incognito grabbing Smith’s facemask are correct, why would Incognito not also be suspended?

  99. bruiseddeath says: Aug 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    2 Pre Season Games??

    Not much of a punishment. Take a rest Antonio.

  100. jonevans83 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:11 AM

    pre season games? That’s like giving him a free vacation

  101. trojanmaaaan says: Aug 20, 2013 9:12 AM

    What kind of garbage suspension is that?? Two preseason games…Are they rewarding him? Vet / Starters don’t want to play in those anyway.

    This guy is a dirty dirty player, he’s shown it on multiple occasions. The NFL needs to do more.

  102. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Aug 20, 2013 9:13 AM

    Who cares about preseason? Thats not a punishment at all

  103. rippedoffhead says: Aug 20, 2013 9:13 AM

    wow 2 PRESEASON games?! man, I hope he learns his lesson with such stiff penalties!

  104. dcnr226 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:14 AM

    Suspended for the preseason?

    So basically the guy is getting rewarded. Well done, NFL

  105. kaliker says: Aug 20, 2013 9:14 AM

    2 preseason games? They cant be serious

  106. 69finfan says: Aug 20, 2013 9:16 AM

    What’s the point of suspending A. Smith for 2 preseason games? That’s not punishment, he’s probably glad he doesn’t have to play in those, plus it doesn’t cost him anything. Suspend him for 2 regular season games, then let’s see what he thinks about that. He hit Richie in the head with a deadly object for god’s sake. In this new NFL, cracking down on any type of helmet to helmet blow I guess helmet to head is ok.

  107. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Aug 20, 2013 9:17 AM

    He should be suspended for the regular season, not preseason. I don’t think he cares to much about those last two preseason games.

  108. thebigtuna2 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:18 AM

    “I’m the only guy to take my skate off and try to stab someone with it.”

  109. reddolfan66 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:22 AM

    That’s bull it should of been the regular season preseason don’t count.

  110. dolphindad says: Aug 20, 2013 9:25 AM

    you could litterally rewrite this headline to “NFL rewards Antonio Smith with two week vacation for helmet hit” and it would be more accurate.

  111. glb020971 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:35 AM

    Incognito is a dirty player. Smith should not have did what he did but Incognito was trying to rip Smith face off.

  112. glb020971 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:39 AM

    This post by Crabtree is so wrong Smith will be suspended but not for just two preseason game. He will be suspended for a regular season game.

  113. glb020971 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:42 AM

    Guys look at the video PLEASE. he didn’t make contact. One regular season game. NFL knows Incognito is a dirty player

  114. cwhat32 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:44 AM

    Suh – Stomp somebody’s arm = 2 reg season games
    Smith – Rip somebody’s helmet off and swing it at somebody’s head = 2 preseason games.

    Whoever determines suspensions is a clown.

  115. shayeezy says: Aug 20, 2013 9:52 AM

    the NFL cares about player safety.

  116. hdahs143 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:01 AM

    To all o you talking about Inconito’s dirty reputation: name 1 incident that Incognito was fined or suspended for.

    Now do the same with Antonio Smith

    Now who is the “well documented” dirty player?

    Facts beat fiction every time.

  117. floridafootballologist says: Aug 20, 2013 10:12 AM

    Y’all do realize that the Texans are one of the NFL darling teams don’t you? Heck, if it was the patsies, they probably would have only given him a two-a-day practice suspension (if that).

  118. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    They are not suspending him for the preseason. This report is wrong. He’ll probably get a 1 game regular season suspension, possibly 2 games.

    An please look at the video…. Incognito has BOTH hands under Smiths facemask almost trying to gouge his eyes out. Incognito is a well known dirty player. What Smith did was reprehensible and he should be suspended. But 1 regular season game….

  119. fafaflunky says: Aug 20, 2013 10:18 AM

    if he played in the NFC east he would be suspended for the season. Anything to help Mara and the Giants out.

  120. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    hdahs143 says:
    Aug 20, 2013 10:01 AM
    To all o you talking about Inconito’s dirty reputation: name 1 incident that Incognito was fined or suspended for.

    Now do the same with Antonio Smith

    Now who is the “well documented” dirty player?

    Facts beat fiction every time.
    _____________________________

    That’s laughable at best….

    They polled NFL players last year about the dirtiest players and Incognito was #2 only behind Suh.

    Incognito has a very well known rep as being a dirty player. And most people know that its usually the guy that reacts to the dirty player that gets in trouble not the guy taking dirty little jabs the whole game that he knows the ref won’t see.

  121. raymondtx says: Aug 20, 2013 10:26 AM

    Whew! I’ll take it.

    signed H Town.

  122. jskill3 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:33 AM

    Everyone missed the point. Antonio didn’t hit Incognito with the crown of his (Antonio’s) helmet. So Antonio gets rewarded (vacation) for following the new crown of the helmet rule. Don’t you people follow football???

    RG

  123. emiliooo13 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:46 AM

    If A-Smith hits Tom Brady with a helmet……………. he would be sharing a cell with A. Hernandez right now!!!!

    But, he hit one of the most hated players in the game………… different punishment to say the least.

    By the way Commish…. Hernandez isn’t getting a lighter sentence if he shot ‘bad’ people that no one liked.

    “hint hint… wink wink… nudge nudge”…. Get how justice works Roger???

  124. nextyearstheyear says: Aug 20, 2013 11:05 AM

    Ritchie was selected to the PRO BOWL last year by his peers and coaches… I know in my world the least respected, dirtiest people get my vote all the time for promotions. NOT… surely he is looked upon a little better than most of you post!

  125. 66finsfan says: Aug 20, 2013 12:13 PM

    I’m waiting for the Houston DA to bring attempted murder charges against Smith. That’s what you or I would get for the same thing. And please do not expose your idiocy be claiming this is “part of the game”.

    I say huge fine and at least 8 game suspension if not the year. Anything less and you can claim that the NFL actually condones this type of activity.

  126. 66finsfan says: Aug 20, 2013 12:17 PM

    OBTW Ritchie is loved and respected by his teammates and viewed as a leader on the team. If what all the Texan fans are saying was true, wouldn’t he be a better fit on Houston? Especially given the TEAM play by the Texans during the ENTIRE game…

  127. bonzai2oo says: Aug 20, 2013 2:04 PM

    So last year Incognito tries to break Smith’s leg, who has to kick him off. Now – and go watch the video again – Incognito punches or pushes up through Smith’s helmet two or three times, then facemasking him before Smith retaliates. If Smith gets fined and suspended, Incognito should get the exact same fine and suspension. One precedent would be the Cortland Finnegan’s history of provoking Andre Johnson and their ensuing fight, where both players were fined $25 (and then reduced to $15k if I remember right). Equal justice is called for.

  128. patriots420 says: Aug 24, 2013 11:17 AM

    He should have got a few more games for not doing more damage to that sack of trailer trash.

  129. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 27, 2013 3:08 PM

    I mean c’mon. Who WOULDN’T have taken a swing at Incognito…?

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