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Report: Dolphins are “done” with Incognito


Boy, that escalated quickly.

In the last 24 hours, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has gone from defending his honor on Twitter to being shielded by the team to being suspended for conduct detrimental for the team.

And now, his career as a Dolphin is apparently near its end.

A team source told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald “He’s done” when asked about Incognito’s status.

“There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair,” the source said. “The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he’ll never play another game here.”

While the reports that he bullied teammate Jonathan Martin may have made him hard to employ, there were pragmatic football considerations as well. He’s a 30-year-old who was going to be a free agent after this season anyway, and he plays one of the positions considered most fungible in the league.

He has value as a player, but he’s not worth the $4 million he’s making or the trouble he’s creating at the moment.

Either way, the Dolphins do not seem inclined to have him representing them again, though they’ll need to wait to see how the league’s due process shakes out before they can make any declarations.

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  1. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 4, 2013 3:45 PM

    Look what you’ve done to yourself Richard.

  2. blowpackblow says: Nov 4, 2013 3:46 PM

    Welcome to Minnesota Richie

  3. jjb0811 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:46 PM

    they are looking for a scapegoat out of the rest of his contract & they’ll get it. Now the NFLPA has to protect his contract while getting evidence against him; weird set of circumstances.

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Nov 4, 2013 3:46 PM

    I bet he plays the “mental health” card to justify all this… pretty much all he’s got.

  5. thepftpoet says: Nov 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    After hearing the news, the Lions are now reportedly interested in signing Richie Incognito to a 2 year contract

  6. cruzer1996 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    He has no value in society, either.

  7. countduku says: Nov 4, 2013 3:49 PM

    So is 31 other NFL teams. Start saving your money punk.

  8. kperagine says: Nov 4, 2013 3:49 PM

    Good luck finding work big guy…Just kidding you deserve all the bad things that are about to happen to you.

  9. jakethesnake123 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:51 PM

    They cut this turd to protect themselves from a lawsuit which may be coming any way.

  10. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Nov 4, 2013 3:51 PM

    Darrin. I have no use for him or hazing and in this politically correct world, this is what happens when a person does not play nice or just evil as Incognito is.

    But the news media is like children who taunt kids into a fight and kind of like that situation where the father urged his daughter to fight.

    I would not be surprised there is not a chemical element to this story and to his victim(s), I am sorry for the bad behavior. Sorry that you had to endure this from him.

  11. nflcrimerankingscom says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    good riddance

  12. szwhtsup123 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    Send him to the organizations that those type of players belong in and careers go to waste – the Raiders on the west coast and the Redskins on the east coast.

  13. bonniebengal says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    Hopefully all those rookies he allegedly extorted sue for their money back.

  14. pem34 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    How does this work? Would they have to cut him and pay him? Can they void the contract if nothing he did was “illegal” or in violation of his deal (I assume there is no bully clause…conduct detrimental to the team, maybe?)?

    The only comparable situation (contract wise, obviously not conduct wise) I can think of off the top of my head is when Keyshawn got “keyshawned” by Gruden, but they had to pay him right?

  15. hrmlss says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    How long until the “concussion” defense comes out?

  16. wtfpft says: Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    Karma at it’s finest.

  17. calicowboysfan86 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:53 PM

    The last thing the Dolphins needed was another hole in their O line. Way to fail your team.

  18. rockthered1286 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    “Concussions made me do it.”

  19. azjam says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    Incredible that the Dolphins allowed this behavior. I just can’t believe that all their coaches had their heads in the sand.

  20. nathpz says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    “they are looking for a scapegoat out of the rest of his contract & they’ll get it.”

    Yes, it’s much more likely that everything regarding this case is part of an elaborate conspiracy concocted to save the Miami Dolphins a half-season worth of salary, than it is that a player with a decade-long (or longer) history of violent, aggressive, abusive behavior is behaving in a violent, aggressive, abusive manner.

  21. rasten79 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    This d-bag should have been off the team a long time ago. It is sad that this had to happen for them to open their eyes. I’m pretty sure they knew about what was going on the whole time. You can’t tell me Martin never came to the Coach or GM. I strongly believe the only reason they are doing anything now is because it has gone public. They feel forced to do it…

  22. officialgame says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    He should remain incognito for the rest of his worthless life. Did this clown ever take a look at himself in the mirror? He has the face of a 6 year old and a body of sumo wrestler. One ugly SOB.

  23. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    See you in Oakland, Richie.

  24. abusementland says: Nov 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    Richie Incognito puts the “ass” in class

  25. mostlombardisintheleague says: Nov 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    Oakland, here I come !

  26. granadafan says: Nov 4, 2013 3:56 PM

    Future Bungal

  27. mrbigass says: Nov 4, 2013 3:57 PM

    Pragmatic considerations?

    Seriously, he’s a guard and they are a dime a dozen in the league. Skill positions are more likely to be given the proverbial second and third chances….

  28. alphadux2u says: Nov 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    He’ll fit right in with the Raiders

  29. rasten79 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    This idiot has been given plenty of chances with all his on/off field behavior.

  30. dragonfly99 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    They should have known that anyone mentioned by Alice Cooper in the lyrics of “No More Mr. Nice Guy” would turn out good.

  31. southcarolinamike says: Nov 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    Good for Miami!

    The NFL is a professional league. That means it is a place of work for those who play for teams. No place in society would/should this sort of behavior be tolerated at work and it should be the same for the NFL. Most people who worship at the foot of the NFL don’t realize how stupid the average player is. It’s about time something is done to make these clowns grow up.

  32. Deb says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    Still marveling at the tweets about clearing his name. Was Incognito so naive that he didn’t believe Martin would save the texts? Or so completely out of touch with reality he actually thought his threats and slurs could be justified?

  33. mrclaytonbigsby says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    Welcome to New England Richie!. Here’s a fat new contract, free rental car service and a map highlighting all the warehouse districts in the area. Enjoy!

  34. wearewhowethoughtwewere says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    “Richie…Schiano on line 1….”

  35. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    He’s been one of the dirtiest players in the league for years. The older he’s gotten the dirtier he’s played to make up for the dropoff in ability.

    Not a big surprise he’s a total jerk off the field.

  36. SparkyGump says: Nov 4, 2013 4:02 PM

    I love it when bullies get slapped down.

  37. justadude71 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:02 PM

    “There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair,” the source said.


    “We are making sure we do not pay him another dime at the very least, if we can not recoup some of it.”

  38. xpensivewinos says: Nov 4, 2013 4:02 PM

    This is Ireland and Philbin/Aponte trying to distance themselves from the stink of this.

    There’s no way they come out of this not looking like schmucks. They either didn’t know or they did know and allowed it to continue. Neither of those is acceptable. This was happening under their noses in the environment those clueless clowns are supposedly making such a concerted effort cultivating.

    Chad Johnson is starting to look like Tim Tebow…..

  39. dolphins512 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:03 PM

    rasten79 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    This d-bag should have been off the team a long time ago. It is sad that this had to happen for them to open their eyes. I’m pretty sure they knew about what was going on the whole time. You can’t tell me Martin never came to the Coach or GM. I strongly believe the only reason they are doing anything now is because it has gone public. They feel forced to do it…

    Did you even read the story?

    Incognito’s voicemail and texts are from back in April. As of yesterday, the Phins released a statement that they had not had any complaints about bullying…and then Martin’s people filed a complaint and produced the voicemail and texts from earlier this year. I haven’t seen or read anything that indicates this was brought to the teams attention and they failed to deal with it.

    I think the Dolphins are handling this correctly. Once a report or accusation is made you have to take it seriously. As soon as the voicemail and tests were presented to them, the took immediate action and suspended Incognito. Now, it appears they are about to fire him.

    It is a sad turn of events that this even happened, but the Phins are doing the right thing.

  40. vmannj says: Nov 4, 2013 4:07 PM

    Cage match…to the death. Incognito vs Suh. I’m buying that pay-per-view match!

  41. rr2000k says: Nov 4, 2013 4:07 PM

    Karma’s a bitch.

  42. securb2013 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:07 PM

    There seems to be no leadership or control in the Dolphins organization. The candidates most likely to be called on the carpet for this void of leadership are Head Coach Joe Philbin and General Manager Jeff Ireland.

    Philbin and Ireland just might want to look down and make sure they are not standing on plastic sheathing when that happens.

  43. ninerfan81 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:08 PM

    picked on the wrong 300 pounder lol

  44. onebucplace says: Nov 4, 2013 4:09 PM

    How many of you have seen Demolition Man?

    Well in that movie you can see what happens with you make sissies out of an entire generation and then have someone old school thrown in.

  45. thegregwitul says: Nov 4, 2013 4:10 PM

    This is just an ugly situation that I’m happy isn’t impacting my favorite team, and I’m a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    What is going on with the professional football teams in the state of Florida this season?

  46. keylimelight says: Nov 4, 2013 4:11 PM

    I’m going to guess that Martin made a wise decision and hired an attorney to deliver the VMs and Twitter evidence to the Dolphins’ camp, knowing that what Incognito did has criminal implications that trump any behavioral rules the NFL or CBA have in place.

    Incognito, being a persona non grata in many corners already, thus becomes a legal liability and therefore threat to the Miami franchise. So it’s buh-bye Richie. Deservedly so.

  47. pats2001 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:12 PM

    Belichick must have made him do all of this

  48. indytom87 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:12 PM

    Countdown until taking “anger management classes”; meeting with Tony Dungy to discuss his actions; going on Oprah to fall on his sword and ask for forgiveness… 10….9….8….7…..

  49. forsbergler says: Nov 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    I love it, someone goes over the line and instead of dealing with it like men. He goes and tells on him to his teacher. I feel bad for they guy who was getting bullied. He just hurt his team because he couldn’t settle things like a man by either punching him out! or having a stern talk with him. I would have a hard time respecting either of these guys if they were my teamates.

  50. minnesconsin says: Nov 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    man, his world is falling apart at an alarming pace. wait ’til the lawsuits start coming. Doesn’t sound like it will be very difficult to build a case against him, if it was all done via text. At the very least, it could be extortion if the threats were a response to Martin not wanting to pay for the Vegas trip.

  51. vikesfansteve says: Nov 4, 2013 4:18 PM

    So leaving voice mails with death threats and texts with threats about Martins family made him fear for his families lives? If that’s why Martin paid 15k for a trip he didn’t go on over fear of death, they have a legal term for that its called extortion. What a dbag Incognito turned out to be. His parents should be so proud.

  52. walkinginthewasteland says: Nov 4, 2013 4:18 PM

    This isnt/wasnt bullying, it was extortion and should be treated as such.

  53. fissels says: Nov 4, 2013 4:19 PM

    You’ll have to go to Vegas on you own dime now Richie

  54. tombstone7 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:20 PM

    The Dolphins and the NFL both knew ths guy was a bad actor. They didn’t addressed it because no player ever walked out of camp because of it. It’s a PR nightmare for them and all this bs they are doing is to protect the shield and avoid a lawsuit for allowing this behavior to be condoned by thier silence. Mr. Martin has a case to sue them for being cohorts of Incognito.

    Goodell is a bias and totalyy culturally insensitvie ass-wipe! Good luck Mr. Martin for stepping up and calling this crap exactly what it is…..CRAP!

  55. bengalguy says: Nov 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    See ya in Pittsburgh

  56. whatjusthapped says: Nov 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    My career advice is to sign a one-day contract with the Packers and then get cut the next day. Like flies to a cow pie, the Vikings will swoop in and sign him for more money than he’s worth. Doesn’t matter if he can play or not, he will be gold in the eyes of Spielman.

  57. ninjahawk says: Nov 4, 2013 4:22 PM

    Good, this sack of sh*t doesn’t belong in the league. I was really sickened by all of the “man up” comments I saw on PFT and elsewhere, saying that somehow Martin was somehow less of a man for walking away from the team. A “real man” is not some gross characterization of false machismo who threatens those around him, a real man respects others and himself, and handles himself with class. See Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, etc.

    I’m tired of an outdated definition of manhood established by those who lack it.

  58. 2difshoe says: Nov 4, 2013 4:23 PM

    Roll him in dough until you find the wet spot…..and then send in the mountain man from the movie ‘ Deliverance.’

    Now that’s bulling incognitwito deserves.

  59. shlort says: Nov 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    Sad thing is this. No matter how horrible a human being or how bad a team mate, if a player can make plays, he is on a squad somwhere.

    The list is way too long to name names, but everyone who follows football can probably think of dozens of guys who would have made teams better by not being on the team, even though they were playmakers.

    The usual problems are those who think they are above the team and they have a “me first attitude”. It ruins the team dynamic and those teams rarely ever have success in the way of the playoffs. Then, when the team does lose or not make the tournament, these types of players throw their eam mates under the bus while proclaiming their greatness.

    So, Incognito will end up on someones roster because he has some talent. Talent outwieghs character when half the teams in the league decide on a player.

    I wish the NFL were a better role model for the fans. No other job in the world would have a person still working if they shot up a strip joint, beat up a prostitute, then got caught with a bag of marijuana and cocaine while driving home drunk from the party. The NFL isses a fine and maybe, just maybe, a suspension for a game or two that will probably get overturned on appeal. Depends on how good you are and how much merchandise your name moves. Th NFL is hurting itself with thier “blind eye” approach to the talent.

  60. lscratchingthesurface says: Nov 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    Wow, this guy is jealous of an IQ point. I wonder if any of the coaches knew anything. I would think they do. I wonder if the naked truth will ever be brought to daylight.

  61. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 4, 2013 4:25 PM

    Let’s hope the rest of the league feels the same way.

  62. monkeyjuice313 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:26 PM

    Now to look at the role of the Dolphins and to see if they turned their head on some things. Hopefully this will be a blow up to show bullies get what they deserve…if this is all true.

  63. r8dernation says: Nov 4, 2013 4:26 PM

    They’ll blacklist Incognito. He’ll never play in the league again. But what really has me wondering is Martin. The guy that was picked on. For him to not do anything other than leave the team, he needs to be checked out mentally. And going forward, if he ever plays again, the opposing team is going to have a trash talking hayday with him.

  64. icebowler says: Nov 4, 2013 4:27 PM

    I can’t believe Richie was on the six member leadership council of the Dolphin players. How many guys did he intimidate or beat the crap out of to get that position? Sounds like he was running a mini-mafia in that locker room. I’m curious who the other five members were.

  65. 69finfan says: Nov 4, 2013 4:28 PM

    Richie, YOU’RE FIRED!

  66. blogatron2000 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:29 PM

    Being cut loose by the Dolphins is just the beginning of his problems from a football standpoint. I’m betting that the league is considering banning him.

  67. monkeyjuice313 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:29 PM

    I’m not going with the concussions on this one…I’m gonna say alcohol abuse, sensitivity training and anger management. A desperate team will sign for a league minimum next year….Let’s watch.

  68. vegasgreek says: Nov 4, 2013 4:30 PM

    He should go to the Lions and talk that way to Suh and see if thinks he could get away with it. lol Suh would eat his eye balls for break fast.

  69. j0esixpack says: Nov 4, 2013 4:31 PM

    Richie Incognito the player should have heeded the advice of Richie Incognito the Dolphins “Ambassador of Good Fan Conduct” (as seen on Youtube)

    Richie, the Ambassador, warns that “fighting, taunting and threatening remarks or gestures are prohibited” in the stands at Sun Life Stadium

    Richie the player apparently didn’t think that extended to the locker room

  70. handsomehawk says: Nov 4, 2013 4:32 PM

    All of the thumbs downs must be coming from Ritchie’s Dad’s multiple wordpress accounts

  71. rolltide510 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    I’m always a little sad when I read “he’ll fit in great with the Raiders” comments on PFT. I hate to have to admit it, but Lyle Alzado and John Matuszak aren’t around anymore; there hasn’t been a “bad boy” factor in Oakland in a long time. Below average number of arrests and such. Just a bunch of choir boys that aren’t that good at football with nothing cool to show for it.

  72. vegasgreek says: Nov 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    Al Davis would never ever let Incognito on the Raiders after using racial slurs . it would never happen.

  73. bengalskuta82 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:34 PM

    If this is true that the Dolphins are done with him, Thank you. The Best decision.
    Love the NFL, and hate seeing players suffer emotional abuse

  74. r8rsfan says: Nov 4, 2013 4:35 PM

    To those saying “welcome to Oakland” etc., I’d like to encourage you to step into 2013 and note that these are exactly the type of guys the new regime has not signed, or have removed from the program. It’s old and lazy to hate for things that have been corrected.

  75. farvite says: Nov 4, 2013 4:35 PM

    Joe Philbin is next.

  76. Mr.Harper says: Nov 4, 2013 4:36 PM

    Someone else’s career bites the dust …….

  77. ddmcd1974 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:36 PM

    this is not extortion stop stating this. this was notHing more than harassment in a locker room that prides itself on this stuff. rookies paying for veTerans has been gOing on for decades. just remember the welker and Hernandez story. that is how it gets handled. one thing Hernandez did right. Martin is a bonehead who for whatever reason wouldn’t stand up and say enough of this bull. Hernandez did and it ended with that. no one pushed further.

  78. greenbaypackersowner says: Nov 4, 2013 4:38 PM

    As owner of the Green Bay Packers I invite Mr. Incognito to join our organization. We believe in giving people a second chance. It worked with convicted felon, Johnny Jolly, it can work for Richie.

  79. phillyjeff says: Nov 4, 2013 4:39 PM

    He’ll get counseling and he will be back with a team

  80. denverwally says: Nov 4, 2013 4:41 PM

    If this guy is threatening harm to teammates family members and dropping the ‘N’-bomb in text messages and phone messages, he has played his last NFL game. There isn’t a team in the league who would want this cancer in their locker room, not even the Skins and Raiders.

  81. mogogo1 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:42 PM

    The Dolphins are hoping it all ends here, but I doubt that will happen. Still plenty of questions about how this all went down without anybody else stepping in and putting a stop to it. Really hard to believe Martin hands over $15,000 for Incognito’s offseason trip to Vegas if there’s nobody else in the locker room pressuring him to do so. And who all else went on the Vegas trip and how many other younger players were forced to fund it? I bet it wasn’t just Martin having to pay up.

  82. denverwally says: Nov 4, 2013 4:43 PM

    And this was about his 4th chance already, its not like he has a pristine resume in the NFL. He’s been trouble for years.

  83. imnotyourbuddyguy says: Nov 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    Like father, like son

  84. vegasgreek says: Nov 4, 2013 4:44 PM

    Belechick will sign him and and he will succumb to the “Patriot Way”

  85. tillihawk says: Nov 4, 2013 4:46 PM

    Did any of his antics include cyber bullying? If it did, then he has to go… No room for Cyber bullying.

  86. spd4r8trs says: Nov 4, 2013 4:46 PM

    szwhtsup123 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 3:52 PM
    Send him to the organizations that those type of players belong in and careers go to waste – the Raiders on the west coast and the Redskins on the east coast.

    LOL the difference is on the Raiders, he will be bullied instead of the Bully…

  87. mattjay0101 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:50 PM

    Between the garbage tattoos and the global stigma of being a racist bully, #68 is destine for a short lived MMA career followed by 30 yrs of substance and legal trouble.


  88. jjackwagon says: Nov 4, 2013 4:51 PM

    Fat, Dumb, & Stupid is no way to go through life son.

  89. exnavysub says: Nov 4, 2013 4:52 PM

    I get people piling on this guy now, but if you read the headlines and what not, it seems like the term racial slur is highlighted more are to what he did wrong. As if using one word is the worst thing someone can do.

    Why is a slur necessarily so evil when the other things this guy did were actually worse? He basically extorted this guy for money and threatened him with harm as well as his families. But no, lets highlight that he used a “slur” and lets heavily focus on that.

    And why didnt Martin go right to the coach or just go kick this guys behind? Why run away like a coward? Your a 400 lb man who plays pro football and you cant stand up to this guy? Sorry, but I woulnt want either of them on my team.

  90. humptyfratz says: Nov 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    If the scenario we heard is true (Martin sits down and the rest of the O-line gets up), then Incognito isn’t the only guilty party here. Don’t get me wrong, the voicemails and texts make it sound like Incognito deserves what’s headed his way, but it also sounds like the rest of the O-line isn’t blameless. Wonder if the rest of the team uses rookies as their personal ATMs…?

  91. dublindemonszfl says: Nov 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    The game is physically tough enough, a player shouldn’t have to deal with this crap as well. Good choice Dolphins, hopefully he stays unemployed for a long long time. What real life business would take the chance on him? They’d get sued in a month by their other staff members

  92. channer81 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:57 PM

    Philbin should be held accountable for the antics of his players. He was on Chad Johnson’s case last year on hard knocks and of course CJ hit is woman and was cut, but Richie was allowed to act that way for weeks..

  93. localoutlaw says: Nov 4, 2013 4:58 PM

    Welcome to Dallas “Cracker”!

  94. whatevnfl says: Nov 4, 2013 5:00 PM

    So is Kaepernick still wearing his Dolphins hat?

  95. coachkilla6 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:03 PM

    Richie probably keeps “North Dallas Forty” running on a constant loop at his crib.

  96. coltzfan166 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:03 PM

    They NFL should’ve taken the “most disliked player” poll a few weeks later. Cause now Richie would win in a landslide.

  97. theuglitruth says: Nov 4, 2013 5:04 PM

    Some peoples children.

  98. sdiegosteel says: Nov 4, 2013 5:04 PM

    Four million a year to $10 an hour as a bouncer at some dive bar in Lincoln – – if they’ll even want to have him back there.

  99. prussian11 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:07 PM

    From what I have read, the Dolphins are doing the right thing. Suspension was a given.
    Cutting him is just management recognizing he won’t be back to the locker room this year, could you imagine the racial tension if he did?, and has an expiring contract.

    The troublesome issue here is that there are indications there is much more going on between veterans and rookies on the team. Incognito was one of four on the team’s players council? Perfect, I violent racist with anger issues bullying rookies and setting precedent? That’s what it sounds like anyway … how many more “went along with the game” to rack up big bills on the rookies? … what else?

    I think there is much more to learn …

  100. exnavysub says: Nov 4, 2013 5:15 PM

    Shouldve been handled in house. Martin shouldve stood up to him or went to his coaches. Instead he ran away. I wouldnt want either of these clowns playing on my team.

  101. rickrock6661982 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:20 PM

    Another blow to the out of date GOP

    Thanks a lot, Richie Incognito

  102. purplereign52 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:22 PM

    Who Cares! If it is name calling than the guy needs to grow up get some thick skin and move along. If its the tabs and bills they make rookies pay……then its real simple son…….dont hang out with them. Then if it still continues… it…..pretty easy and simple….again this is the libera bs trickling in to everything in the U.S. heck with the way little league is now with no winners and losers…..might as well get use to it….America is raising up a bunch of babies

  103. doggeatdogg says: Nov 4, 2013 5:22 PM

    I am sure Goodell is working with Ross already to squash any potential legal moves that might spring up in the future. At the very least, they better discuss it. I am surprised at the deafening silence coming from Ross and the league. It’s no wonder Martin is the lone ranger here.

    The coaches coach but the player live in this other culture where the Richies of this world rule to roost. The NFL can no longer turn a blind eye.

    The Dolphins rookies are owed back money from the veterans that fleeced them. Those veterans should figure out a way to pay it back as a one time settlement. If they don’t want the money back, then donate it to charity, but clear this matter quickly.

    And starting with Martin, Ritchie better start paying people back or they will go RICO on him.

  104. fordmandalay says: Nov 4, 2013 5:27 PM

    Just what the country needs – a 6’3″, 320 pound unemployed racist maniac with severe anger issues running around loose on the streets after getting kicked out of his lifelong career.

  105. thefiesty1 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:30 PM

    Didn’t he play at Nebraska at the same time as Suh? What are they teaching these boys? Suh should be arrested for assault for his play and this guy has a definite mental problem.

  106. 49ersfrontoffice says: Nov 4, 2013 5:31 PM

    Any other GM’s out there actually considering signing him?

    … we over here at the 49ers Front Office will take a pass, but just testing the waters out there!

  107. billh1947 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:32 PM

    Is it really possible for a white racist to coexist on any NFL team that is 85% black? is a bully racist really what teams want to represent them? he got to be the man on the Dolphins football team for a short time,now he will be just another unemployed millionaire without any future in football,congrats dummy,you take the prize for sheer stupidity.even Greg Jennings wasnt this dumb signing with the Vikings.

  108. realitypolice says: Nov 4, 2013 5:42 PM

    exnavysub says:
    Nov 4, 2013 4:52 PM

    And why didnt Martin go right to the coach or just go kick this guys behind? Why run away like a coward? Your a 400 lb man who plays pro football and you cant stand up to this guy? Sorry, but I woulnt want either of them on my team.

    Yes, of course, because the proper way to deal with some bullying idiot messing with you is to escalate it to violence. Obviously the mature way to handle the situation.

    He didn’t “run away like a coward”, he walked away from an absurdly stupid situation that was beneath him. You know, like adults do.

  109. saintsfire says: Nov 4, 2013 5:43 PM

    new bad guy on pro wrestling
    or maybe he will switch to hero role there

    hey let’s dump it all on Miami and this Richie Incognito fellow just like the league made New Orleans a scapegoat and the other 30 teams skate.

  110. ninefingers9 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:47 PM

    Roids are a hell of a drug!

  111. EJ says: Nov 4, 2013 5:50 PM

    When he was picked up by the Bills a couple of years ago I was a little worried about what issues would arise from the sign, especially after hearing some of the stories that were out there about him being dirty. In his short stint with the Bills, he kept his nose clean and proved all of the critics wrong… Man, that didn’t last very long did it?
    To me this sounds like something that would happen in high school, not the NFL. Punishment should be swift and strong. Not only because it is wrong to do, but because they need to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Incognito should lose his job with the Dolphins, be suspended from the league for the remainder of the year and forced to attend high school assembly’s to talk about how wrong he and anyone who attempts to mentally abuse another person is, and to explain the consequences of his actions. There is no room for this junk to happen. Not in the NFL or anywhere else for that matter.

  112. oldcracker says: Nov 4, 2013 6:00 PM

    Welcome to the WWF/WWE (or whatever they call it now), Mr. Incognito.

  113. mackie66 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:03 PM

    Someone with any intelligence in this crowd please tell me how an NFL left tackle who’s 6’5″ 325lb can be bullied by one, (1) team mate? Now Flo loves these types of crises, just go to the archives and retrieve his take on Michael Vick murdering dogs for a hobby. Anyway, All Ive seen and read in the news papers, and they never get anything wrong, is about bulling, and Martin running to mommy and daddy and going to the “feelings” Doctor for a mental check up. How balanced is Martin? He plays the most demanding position in football and can’t handle someone talking sh**. Not one black player on the Dolphins has so much as hick-upped over this as far as what Ive read. Question, how is Martin going to return to the NFL. Every defensive linemen in the NFL is sharpening up his vocabulary in a chance he may face the treaded Bullied LT who plays LT for the Dolphins. Hollywood can’t make up sh** like this. Some of you people must believe that NFL players are meek and mild charmers.
    P/S, if you morons believe Cognito was alone in this dastardly deed, then Ive got land for sale in So Fla.

  114. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 4, 2013 6:07 PM

    Seems like a perfect fit for the Patriots. They think the can reform anyone.

  115. furnhole says: Nov 4, 2013 6:29 PM

    He looks big and dumb. Brittany needs a body guard to protect her from the pirates.

  116. kelshannon19 says: Nov 4, 2013 6:32 PM

    Antonio Smith rejoices

  117. stoytashaan says: Nov 4, 2013 6:43 PM

    Really, when it comes down to it, Miami’s only redeeming quality is…er…uh, I won’t be getting back to you.

  118. nelghop says: Nov 4, 2013 6:52 PM

    Glad to see they let him go. This guy has the nerve to send threatening tweets to Adam Schefter even though he knows he did something wrong. His behavior is beyond acceptable and I hope he never plays again. Mr. Incognito: putting people down is a sign of your own weakness.

  119. dirtydrew says: Nov 4, 2013 7:19 PM

    The dolphins are trying to cover their own a$$. They just hope John Martin comes back and plays. Otherwise, if he can’t come back, the dolphins are in bad shape for an employment suit.

  120. xlvbonanzai says: Nov 4, 2013 7:21 PM

    Raiders, lions or Minnesota.

    With Reggie at the helm in Oakland I’m thinking the lions or minny.

  121. clay325 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:22 PM

    Jurry can fix him! Just look what he did for Pac-Man

  122. gborange says: Nov 4, 2013 8:14 PM

    Why can’t a 300 lb NFL offensive lineman can’t stand up for himself?

  123. vaphinfan says: Nov 4, 2013 8:17 PM

    I guess standing up for yourself doesnt exist with you clowns. I’m guessing most of you would turn the other cheek if you got punched in the face. You might get whooped but i doubt you will be “bullied” anymore.

  124. FinFan68 says: Nov 4, 2013 8:31 PM

    vaphinfan says:
    Nov 4, 2013 8:17 PM
    I guess standing up for yourself doesnt exist with you clowns. I’m guessing most of you would turn the other cheek if you got punched in the face. You might get whooped but i doubt you will be “bullied” anymore.
    As a military brat, I was always the new kid in school (only two years at same school were Jr/Sr) and I got bullied a lot. I ignored it and walked away every time. That worked about 10% of the time. When I had enough I stood up for myself. About 50% of the time the verbal altercation was enough. For the others, a fight ensued. Sometimes 1-on-1, sometimes 1-on-several. I guess I won the fight about 40% of the time and the rest I got my a$$ beat. Regardless, the bullying ALWAYS stopped right then and there and I earned the respect of the goons doing the bullying. There is a time for walking away but there is also a time for standing up for yourself.

  125. WACANHFL says: Nov 4, 2013 9:04 PM

    azjam says:
    Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM
    Incredible that the Dolphins allowed this behavior. I just can’t believe that all their coaches had their heads in the sand.

    Not too incredible, look at the college level back in the late 80’s/90s with the Hurricanes FSU aka Free Shoe University
    and lately the problems with Uof F and Urban Meyers err Hernandez’s crew . There is something wrong with the state of Florida. From its citizens to its pro athletes.There is a website ( dedicated to all the dumb things the citizens of this state does. Why would it surprise anyone that it wouldn’t happen with the college and pro football programs?

  126. 56commando says: Nov 4, 2013 9:14 PM

    I’d be interested to now how many other teams have this problem. This is really sick…..

  127. n1kki6 says: Nov 4, 2013 9:32 PM

    What’s just as appalling is how the media continue to label this and other harassment as bullying. Racist profiling in the workplace is flat our harrassment. Granted, things will happen in an NFL locker room that are obviously not permissible in most work environments. But, targeting an teammate/co-working in this fashion is unacceptable and I think the word bullying minimalizes these actions to acts of adolesences which also often result in serious consequenes. It might be semantics but the word bullying doesn’t seem applicable in extream instances like this, or instances in which physical and extreme mental harm are accomplished.

  128. radrntn says: Nov 4, 2013 9:37 PM

    i would love for the raiders to pick this guy up. From what I recall he has a great relationship with Raiders o-line coach Tony Sparano.

    Fact is Raiders O-line could use some nastiness on it. Sign him, and also add UFA free agen Alex Mack this off season, and with Velhdeer at LT, Wiz at LG, Mack at OC, Icognito at RG, and Melik Watson at RT…raiders would have a legit o-line for the first time in a long time. I would love to see what Pryor and DMC could do behind a real o-line

  129. tjlynch2113 says: Nov 4, 2013 9:45 PM

    Dolphins should get some credit for taking some action against this guy.

  130. depotnator says: Nov 4, 2013 9:52 PM

    It won’t be long before Incognito claims the CTE defense due to brain injury.

  131. lrjets says: Nov 5, 2013 3:58 AM

    monkeyjuice313 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 4:29 PM
    I’m not going with the concussions on this one…I’m gonna say alcohol abuse, sensitivity training and anger management. A desperate team will sign for a league minimum next year….Let’s watch.

    You left out the most important-some early and sound parenting.

  132. erniep255 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:04 AM

    This terd committed crimes (extortion and hate) and the authorities should prosecute. Being a pro athlete does not exempt you from being a civil human being. There is too much hate in this world and what kind of example does this set for young impressionable kids who look up to these bullies.

  133. maskill6 says: Nov 7, 2013 11:35 AM

    Don’t feel the least bit sorry for him. And the worst part is, he will probably get a second chance in short order.

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