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Richie Incognito: I’m trying to weather the storm, this will pass

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Richie Incognito, the Dolphins offensive lineman who’s suspended for harassing teammate Jonathan Martin, says he believes things will work out in the end.

Incognito made his first public comments when a reporter from Channel 7 in Miami caught up with him as he walked to his car. Incognito said that he didn’t want to talk about the case but does think he can move on.

“You know what, I’m just trying to weather the storm right now,” Incognito said. “This will pass.”

Asked about the reports that he left a voicemail with Martin calling him the N-word and threatening to kill him, Incognito refused to comment.

“You know, no comment right now,” Incognito said. “We’re just gonna kinda weather the storm, and that’s it.”

Incognito did not reply when asked about his status with the Dolphins, who reportedly plan to release him once his suspension is concluded. For a guy who claims he wants his name cleared, Incognito doesn’t seem eager to explain himself.

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127 Responses to “Richie Incognito: I’m trying to weather the storm, this will pass”
  1. stevent92 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:09 PM

    What’s going to pass? Your career?

    Yeah, we know.

    #ItsOver

  2. fdugrad says: Nov 5, 2013 7:09 PM

    Yes Richie, this will pass…and hopefully, so will YOU.

  3. jayzus says: Nov 5, 2013 7:10 PM

    Not incognito enough it would appear.

  4. richndc says: Nov 5, 2013 7:10 PM

    Sounds like a future politician to me. I hear the mayor of Toronto has already invited him to “ride the dragon” with him.

  5. hurricanegrabowski says: Nov 5, 2013 7:11 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t threaten to kill the reporter, any progress with this guy is good news.

  6. lingsun54 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:13 PM

    He has to be really stupid. Why else would he leave all that kind of evidence? Or maybe he’s just so arrogant that he thinks he can do whatever he wants without any consequences.

  7. houtxfan4053 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:13 PM

    “…Incognito doesn’t seem eager to explain himself.”

    Something tells me letting his reputation speak for him isn’t going to work out too well.

  8. natijim235 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:13 PM

    he’d be better off being incognito

  9. lingsun54 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:14 PM

    It seems like Incog is in more trouble for the racial slurs than he is for the threats against Martin and his family.

  10. heeeeelzfan says: Nov 5, 2013 7:14 PM

    Yeah, Richie, “This will pass” just like the other nine-plus infractions you have accrued during all of your stops.

  11. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2013 7:14 PM

    Let me translate this sentence for you: “I’m a piece of crap human being and no other franchise will consider picking me up after I get kicked off the Dolphins”

  12. nfl4days says: Nov 5, 2013 7:15 PM

    So I guess that wasn’t him that left the voicemail. Makes sense. That voicemail is all I had to see. Case closed. Hope the league drops the hammer.

  13. thepftpoet says: Nov 5, 2013 7:15 PM

    Well maybe you can spend some freetime with Aaron Rodgers who’s injured, you two would make a great team

  14. 3 Finger Lenny says: Nov 5, 2013 7:16 PM

    I’d love to have a beer with incognito.

  15. axman72 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:16 PM

    This is karma Richie, slapping you in the grill.

  16. thelastwordyaheard says: Nov 5, 2013 7:17 PM

    the league just issued a statement saying that there will be no additional punishment aside from an official name change to Dick Incognito, effective immediately

  17. chadhenne42 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:17 PM

    Similar to how this Taco Bell is gonna pass through my body.

  18. spharrgcs says: Nov 5, 2013 7:17 PM

    If those were really his first comments then he is just about as clueless and self-involved as his reputation paints him to be. Those also ring of comments by a player who might be slowly adjusting to the idea that the vocation he has spent his entire life working towards has come to a quick and abrupt end.

  19. redmanalishi says: Nov 5, 2013 7:18 PM

    “This will pass.”

    Richie, compared to the storm you’re in for, it would be easier passing a kidney stone. Enjoy the pain, pal.

  20. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:18 PM

    Like passing a gall stone.

  21. bennyb82 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:19 PM

    If I had a nickel for every time he has ever said the word “sorry” then I would definitely have under a dollar.

  22. keepingitrealdumb says: Nov 5, 2013 7:19 PM

    so how come no one is on this guy for calling a black guy a ‘N’ .. but when riley cooper said it everyone jumped all over him .. what is up with that?

  23. TheWizard says: Nov 5, 2013 7:19 PM

    After I learned the extent of his misdeeds, I don’t think this is gonna pass.

    And it will have all been worth it if it puts an end to this hazing stupidity.

    It was amusing listening to the always-pc Mike and Mike make excuses for hazing. Because it’s “always been done this way”. What a load.

  24. gohomeweeden says: Nov 5, 2013 7:21 PM

    well, he is clearly in denial. just so you know Richie, by the time it passes you will be out of the league.

  25. bennyb82 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:22 PM

    He does not appear to think he did or said anything wrong. Frightening.

  26. redskinfansince82 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    Man He didn’t learn a thing. “This will pass?” Did he see NFL AM when Orakpo said he would have Clobbered him in his mouth. He was mad just thinking about it.

  27. justintuckrule says: Nov 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    People who wish others to go unemployed are slime.

  28. favrewillplay4ever says: Nov 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    Incognito needs to hire tony dingy ASAP! That guy will try to sell anything to the public for a quick $$

  29. qcubed3 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:24 PM

    Why does he need to defend himself when all of his former teammates are so eager to do it for him, like this quote I heard recently: *crickets . . . . . . .

  30. gadzod says: Nov 5, 2013 7:25 PM

    Definitely not a great comment to make for someone that wants his name cleared…..

  31. jagsfan1 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:25 PM

    Think what you want about him…but if you took a poll and asked NFL players who they would rather have as a teammate in the trenches on Sunday – Incognito or Jonathan…..
    I wonder who they would pick?

  32. ripster65 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:25 PM

    Idiot knows he’s sunk. Can’t even put up a decent comment on his own behalf after all these days to work one up.

  33. flavordave says: Nov 5, 2013 7:26 PM

    Im all for manning up and not crying when someone pushes you around HOWEVER, this guy isnt simply trying to toughen up a kid that needs it a bit. This guy is a full blown jackass that doesnt realize what hes done wrong. Forget the racial slur because it goes far beyond where we all are as a society, but the threats to harm a mans family? This guy should be charged with a hate crime and removed from the league.

  34. immafubared says: Nov 5, 2013 7:26 PM

    My suggestion to the NFL, go after him for extortion and not bullying. Bullying means he can get off with 4 weeks suspension, Extortion would be much worse and maybe even a crime.

    Its one thing for Miami to suspend him its another to find him guilty of something and dump his ass

  35. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 5, 2013 7:27 PM

    This will pass– right after the league takes action and your career is in the toilet. Cooper said the n-word while drunk to his friends. Incognito used the word to intimidate a teammate. I’m sure plenty of teams are lining up to get this piece of work. What’s this his 4th team his been kicked off? At least he has his dad’s support. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  36. immafubared says: Nov 5, 2013 7:27 PM

    Hey Richie you should see what I passed last night. Give me your address and I’ll mail it to you. LOL

  37. crapdrawers says: Nov 5, 2013 7:28 PM

    Incognito is a big dumb animal.

  38. puntonfirstdown says: Nov 5, 2013 7:29 PM

    His football career has passed…

  39. ebr362 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:29 PM

    Incognito, you might have started this all in the realm of locker room fun, but you went way too far. Its sad because 2 careers might have gotten ruined. Your toxic and done, was it worth it?

  40. tennis22drew says: Nov 5, 2013 7:29 PM

    I believe what you were looking for was, “I’m sorry”.

  41. slder78 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    Feeling a little bit picked on are we?

  42. halen11 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    Buck up Richie…. When life ______s in your mouth, slap its mom for real, and then kill it!

  43. meatsweat says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    He’s doing the right thing. Nothing he says right now will be right in the eyes of the general public. What matters is that a locker room excepts him back and that sounds likely given what players have been saying.

  44. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    And when it passes and you’re no longer in the NFL and no team will sign you, you’d better hope you were careful with enough of the millions you made that you won’t need any further employment to survive.

  45. souldogdave says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    Wishful thinking from a turd.

  46. woodrree7 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    Dude is a bigoted PIG!

  47. ripster65 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    I’d love to hear that his lawyer recently informed Incognito…”Hey, Buddy! I’m gonna have to step back on this one. You’re such an idiot that I just can’t take this charade with a straight face anymore! It’s been a gas taking what $$$ I could get from outta you but I’m out!”

  48. agelardi says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    Amazing, this douche bag making it sound like he’s being persecuted, like he’s dealing with unjust hardship because of this.

  49. bobsnygiants says: Nov 5, 2013 7:31 PM

    No one talks when there are guilty

  50. xcerebus1 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:32 PM

    Am I missing something here? Martin plays a violent sport rich in hazing history where strength and intimidation are par for the course. Yet, we’re led to believe that this guy was mentally broken down? Basically harassed right off his team? And that he used the infamous ‘N’ word, the end all of modern society, carrying with it ‘guilty until proven innocent’ status? Let’s be serious here, these are two grown men, one with an elite college education and this is how this plays out? I’m not buying it. I’m sure if Incognito didn’t use the ‘N’ word in this instance, someone from his past will be trotted out to tell everyone that he heard it uttered in anger in second grade.

  51. theblowtorchreview says: Nov 5, 2013 7:35 PM

    This will end his career?

    Killing dogs and gambling on them didnt end Vick’s career.

    Multiple arrests didnt end Pacman’s career.

    Being involved in a double homicide didnt end Ray Lewis’s career.

    How does calling someone a name end your career?

  52. tfbuckfutter says: Nov 5, 2013 7:35 PM

    He’ll play again.

    And after a good game he’ll have teammates praising him for overcoming all this adversity.

    And meatheads all over will keep meatheading.

  53. racistredskins says: Nov 5, 2013 7:35 PM

    It’s worked so far for him, screw up and move on…not this time shorty.

  54. agc99 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:37 PM

    Cincinnati will pick him up. Hello bengals.

  55. 1sgtankerman says: Nov 5, 2013 7:37 PM

    I think Ricky Williams said it best. Check out his interview. He basically says Martin doesn’t belong in the NFL and I agree. It’s just sad he ruined another man’s career. Incognito would have done whatever the coaches told him but he never had that opportunity because Martin never told anyone. Except his lawyer. #nopityfromme

  56. mrbigass says: Nov 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    Idiot wrapped in a moron…..

  57. brownsfan39 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    Jonathan Martin looks like a big scared kid! I feel sorry for him! Hope he gets past this, makes it back to his team, and has a successful career! He needs to stand up for himself though!

  58. bengalskuta82 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    This will pass?? Hahaha!
    Wha? what planet are you from? This is America! Can you even hear yourself talk? One thing we know for sure that will pass is NFL teams passing on you. Whoever picks you up, shame on you in advance.

  59. dafc0n says: Nov 5, 2013 7:39 PM

    Hey, Incognito, you just made your mother and father’s parenting skills STINK! You need to quit the roids, apologize to everyone, and then grow up !!!!!!!!!!!

  60. natepalmer1 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    This goof doesn’t seem to get it…It’s over…Your career in the NFL is done…Better check the CFL…

  61. db3300 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:41 PM

    I think in this case, saying ‘no comment’ means he hasn’t yet found a PR firm that will take him as a client.

  62. ddmcd1974 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:43 PM

    You people are pathetic. This guy if you watch some of the videos he is around his team they are all using the N word. It is a part of the culture. If you can’t understand think about it this way. You all keep saying he is a racist redneck who learned this at home etc well don’t you also think he could learn later in life and just be accepted saying that in the locker room around his mates etc. no one seems bothered by white dudes saying it when they are knee deep in the culture., ie a locker room, on trips, countless hours spent together. Yes he is an idiot but you’re really trying with this race crap.

  63. hawkstradamus says: Nov 5, 2013 7:44 PM

    Maybe he can go into business with Paula Dean.

  64. beachsidejames says: Nov 5, 2013 7:45 PM

    The players on the team like Martin but they love and want Incognito back. Last year Incognito was a pro Bowl player and Martin coundn’t block his grandmother.

  65. stesse89 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:47 PM

    That’s bs! It took this kid a year and a half to break and he finally did! You think this kid Martin actually wanted to throw his career away because of this douce bag. I think not. He wasn’t even a rookie anymore. This was definitely personal. Unfortunately all this guys options were extremely limited.

  66. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Nov 5, 2013 7:50 PM

    Even if he actually defies the incredible odds and actually makes it back on the field somehow, he would then have to face a number of angry men every week who have even more reason to dislike him.

  67. chrisk61 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:52 PM

    there are two standards here. one is normal society, in which 99% of us live. the other is the nfl including the locker room. what is wrong with the situation is it is being judged by normal society. nfl players don’t care about that. we are applying normal social standards and conclude incognito is the culprit. well i got news for ya. in virtually every nfl locker room, guys are rolling their eyes at incognito’s antics. but they really feel that jonathan martin is in the wrong here. he should have kept it in house, inside the locker room and within the bounds of the team. he should have confronted incognito directly or go to his offensive line coach. but to walk out on his team, and then publicize incognito’s texts and voicemail, is a severe violation of the nfl brotherhood. martin violated the code and cannot be trusted as a teammate. that my friends is what 99% of the nfl players are thinking.

  68. keltictim says: Nov 5, 2013 7:52 PM

    I’m sure this has been covered and maybe I didn’t see it. Before Martin went home, before he went to the press, has it been reported that he actually went to dolphins management with his issues with ingocginito? I’m just trying to wrap my head around the whole thing ( which is disgusting ) I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, the teams reaction was prior to the media storm it has become. It doesn’t seem like they did anything until stuff came out in the press. Which would make them as complicit as Ritchie as far as I’m concerned.

  69. racistredskins says: Nov 5, 2013 7:55 PM

    1sgtankerman says:

    I think Ricky Williams said it best. Check out his interview. He basically says Martin doesn’t belong in the NFL and I agree. It’s just sad he ruined another man’s career. Incognito would have done whatever the coaches told him but he never had that opportunity because Martin never told anyone. Except his lawyer. #nopityfromme

    ————————————————————-
    Yes, you’re right, Ricky managed his career flawlessly.

  70. hooterdawg says: Nov 5, 2013 7:55 PM

    IMO the NFL investigation will reveal that Dolphins management ( Philbin and his coaches) used that veteran Council of 6 to motivate the rookies, but did not monitor the methods used. I would still like to know who the NFLPA player rep is for the team, and what role he has for reviewing player grievances amongst the players. My guess is that the NFLPA will claim that is not the player reps responsibility.

  71. TheWizard says: Nov 5, 2013 7:56 PM

    Jonathan Martin looks like a big scared kid

    He may or may not be, but in 2013 nobody needs to be subjected to abuse in their work environment. It’s not 1963 anymore.

    For once I’m in favor of modern change unlike the stupid Redskins issue.

  72. agelardi says: Nov 5, 2013 7:59 PM

    @1sgtankerman

    Incognito ruined his own career.

    @theblowtorchreview

    This probably won’t end his career but it will make getting the next job much more difficult. Think about it, you’re a GM with multi-million dollar rookies and you want this middle of the road/mild salary cap hit type player risking it? Maybe if he was a Ray Lewis/JJ Watt type talent but he ain’t.

  73. ddmcd1974 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:00 PM

    Keltic he went to them in the spring and told them he had personal mental issues that he needed assistance with. The team gave him resources. That was the last they heard from Martin about any issues.

  74. bert1913 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:05 PM

    this is exactly what will happen: incognito while get therapy, asked for forgiveness then get picked up by a team. he has too much talent to not ever play again.

  75. frank booth says: Nov 5, 2013 8:06 PM

    xcerebus1 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:32 PM

    Am I missing something here? Martin plays a violent sport rich in hazing history where strength and intimidation are par for the course. Yet, we’re led to believe that this guy was mentally broken down? Basically harassed right off his team? And that he used the infamous ‘N’ word, the end all of modern society, carrying with it ‘guilty until proven innocent’ status? Let’s be serious here, these are two grown men, one with an elite college education and this is how this plays out? I’m not buying it. I’m sure if Incognito didn’t use the ‘N’ word in this instance, someone from his past will be trotted out to tell everyone that he heard it uttered in anger in second grade.
    ==================================
    You clearly don’t get it. For some reason, people have some narrow view that needs to connect mental abuse, bullying, or harrassment with physical stature- it doesn’t really matter. Believe it or not, grown men and women suffer from issues from abuse and bullying, and there is a whole pathology to it.

    You have plenty of company in your ignorance, so don’t worry about it.

  76. brianboettcher78 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:08 PM

    Knowing him and hie family personally he has always been the kind of player to try to twist your ankle at the bottom of a pile, hit you in the nuts and his dad is kind of rude too but this isnt a smart decision. On top of that he wouldnt ever follow through so people stop wishing hateful stuff, course it was wrong but stuff like this happen every day big deal

  77. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 5, 2013 8:14 PM

    Weather that storm, loser.

  78. jacunn2000 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:17 PM

    Still not as bad as Josh the tank Watts….. Look it up.

  79. i10east says: Nov 5, 2013 8:23 PM

    Richie Incognito = Bill Romanowski.

  80. bigbenisa3toedsloth says: Nov 5, 2013 8:24 PM

    At least he didn’t call him a Washington Redskin because that would be bad!

  81. fanofmiad says: Nov 5, 2013 8:24 PM

    As a huge dolphins fan I feel really disappointed in Incognito for his comments that occurred after the alleged bullying comments that Martin said happen after he left the team. Noone should put up with bullying. tell someone, ask for help. But to walk away from the entire team because of one person? Next is telling a referee that you refuse to play the remainder of a game just because someone on the other team is harassing you. Don’t give into bullying. But stand up for yourself. Be part of the team or not. Both are a distraction now. Suspend both of them, not just one. Be fair and equal to both.

  82. monkeyhateclean says: Nov 5, 2013 8:30 PM

    Not surprised in the least to see the PC Police trying to turn Martin into a martyr for “bullying”. Just 5 minutes reading from all the milquetoasts here who pee their diapers about a team name being “racist” is all one needs to know about the losers this site attracts.

    Martin is a grown-a$$ man, who chose a career playing an extremely violent sport that rewards him handsomely. Its played by extremely competitive people, for whom a precious few are physically capable of, and even fewer are mentally capable of.

    The locker room for such a job is NOT the lunch-line at your typical Starbucks. Its comprised of men who test each other, and accept the test, so when the team is down by 10 points with 6 minutes remaining, they KNOW the guys they are lined up next to have faced adversity, and are eager to face some more.

    Cowards oppose to the name “Redskins”, and cowards oppose Incognito et al.’s testing the mettle.

  83. nyjetsfan08 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:31 PM

    The sad thing is, he will get another chance. He’s good enough on the field to get one. Let’s be honest, some coaches are likely on the side of Incognito and view Martin handling this through the proper channels as a violation of locker room etiquette.

    But Incognito will not get a chance with well-run organizations like the Patriots, Steelers, or Packers or teams with top QBs like the Broncos or Saints. A guy with his history of behavior, even though he can play, will get a chance with teams who are bad, desperate, or both. If a team like the Pats take him, he will be cut if he doesn’t shape up. Lesser teams, though, will tolerate it. That’s the truth.

    For Martin, the best place for him are those locker rooms with great veteran leadership like the aforementioned Steelers, Pats, even the Cardinals. I heard Troy Polamalu this morning talk about how this would not happen in his locker room. With their rookies, the veterans embrace them openly and give them whatever they can to help them get acclimated to the locker room to help the team win. He talked about giving them a place to stay, money, a ride to practice. That’s the type of leadership and council a well-run organization exhibits.

  84. pftstory says: Nov 5, 2013 8:35 PM

    Remember when Riley Cooper was going to be cut by the Eagles, no black man would ever agree to be his team mate and he was going to face blindside hits any time he tried to go over the middle?
    And the commnets here all were about how the league needed to get rid of this piece of trash and he would never be heard from again?

    And now you think it is crazy for Incognito to say he is trying to “weather the storm?”

    Dolphin players have called him a good team mate. Commentators have mentioned his personality helps a team build a hard nosed identity on the field. Not so much because he acts like an ass as on that phone call, but when that personality is applied properly on the field it is an asset.

    Ray Lewis eathered the storm too.
    Even Bill Romanowski is not treated as an outcast today.

    Not saying the guy is not someone who should be sent out to pasture. Just saying based on past history (and very recent, Cooper) I’m surprised people think it will happen.

  85. rodh32340 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:38 PM

    I hope the Dolphins don’t try to say this Incognito/Martin was a distraction that caused us to lose our focus to win the Conference.

  86. pftstory says: Nov 5, 2013 8:39 PM

    Remember when Riley Cooper was going to be cut by the Eagles, no black man would ever agree to be his team mate and he was going to face blindside hits any time he tried to go over the middle?
    And the commnets here all were about how the league needed to get rid of this piece of trash and he would never be heard from again?

    And now you think it is crazy for Incognito to say he is trying to “weather the storm?”

    Dolphin players have called him a good team mate. Commentators have mentioned his personality helps a team build a hard nosed identity on the field. Not so much because he acts like an ass as on that phone call, but when that personality is applied properly on the field it is an asset.

    Ray Lewis weathered the storm too.
    Even Bill Romanowski is not treated as an outcast today.

    Not saying the guy is not someone who should be sent out to pasture. Just saying based on past history (and very recent, Cooper) I’m surprised people think it will happen.

  87. warhammer420 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:44 PM

    What storm? The one that turned him into a racist bully that leaves death threats on his teammates voicemail?!

  88. beach305 says: Nov 5, 2013 8:50 PM

    He’s not a racist and standing up for yourself is a requirement in the NFL. Stop being a wuss yourself and grow some.

  89. pastabelly says: Nov 5, 2013 8:53 PM

    Way to get out in front of this issue Roger Goodelll. You are a true leader among men. The league is running like rats away from this because this problem probably runs deeper than the scumbag that is Incognito and there is a longer trail of enablers.

  90. Dan Marcinkowski says: Nov 5, 2013 8:59 PM

    Ricky Williams thinks Martin planned all this to get out of football. I’m starting to believe him after all incogs teammates feel like he is a good teammate. Maybe incog was friends at the time with Martin but threatened him with those messages that weren’t serious. It looks serious when we are all reading them now and he crossed the line. But i think Martin wants a way out of football

  91. Dan Marcinkowski says: Nov 5, 2013 9:03 PM

    Read the Ricky Williams opinion on this. He thinks Martin planned all this to get out of football. Maybe he has a case. Incog might have sent those messages as a friend as crazy as that sounds. He crossed the line but no one is that stupid to send those messages unless he believes the other person is close to them or that he thinks the other person knows it wasn’t meant to be taken literally

  92. nyjetsfan08 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:03 PM

    And for those defending Incognito, you clearly don’t understand the difference between hazing and harassment/bullying.

    Whether it’s the NFL, the construction site, MMA Training Camp, the firehouse, or your first day at the flower shop, hazing is I bust your balls to encourage your ego is checked at the door and making you earn my respect. Once you do, we bust each other’s balls. It’s a tough-love mentality, breaking you down to build you up, but it’s done to get somewhere positive.

    Harassment comes from an all negative place. It’s not done for the other person’s benefit, it’s done for your own. It’s pure selfishness and breeds of insecurity. Instead of breaking him down to build him up, you just keep trying to break him over and over and over again for your own selfish pleasure to make you feel better about yourself.

    Maybe Incognito is paranoid that a rookie or a guy with less experience will kick him to the curb. But guys retiring because they can’t cut it anymore and someone else taking their spot happens every year and across the league. So, that’s not a good excuse. He’s just an ahole and the worst part about it is he thinks he did nothing wrong because this is how he has been his whole life. You can see it in his father, too.

  93. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:11 PM

    My guess is Incognito feels this is all being blown out of proportion and he did nothing wrong. He would have welcomed Martin losing his cool and it turning into a physical fight — that’s what he wanted. In his mind, that’s what men do. He wanted to “toughen up” Martin. Lots of idiots in the league will back him up.

    The problem is not everyone is wired to think (or actually not think) like that. And the bottom line is that Incognito’s failed leadership contributed to the Dolphins being the worst offensive line in the league.

    The NFL is starting to have to follow the rules of any other work place, and idiots hate it.

  94. donmcg2012 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:13 PM

    Does this guy have kids? I hope not. Woudn’t want to imagine how he’d explain to them that he’s a racist, arrogant, self entitled ass.

  95. thetooloftools says: Nov 5, 2013 9:14 PM

    THIS is not going anywhere. GET IT NOW ?

  96. beach305 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:17 PM

    I like how people here says Martin was scared for his life. You do realize that the VMs were six months ago and the breaking point for Martin is when the lineman pulled a prank of not sitting with him at lunch. A prank that Martin himself has done.

  97. saintsfire says: Nov 5, 2013 9:22 PM

    while bullying, euphemisms, ostracizing and
    are not part of a healthy workplace, game or locker room. It is a league wide problem and quite frankly, the whole nation does it, and it is wrong.

    like the NewOrleans Saints were made a scapegoat, and whipping boy for the league wide problem of knocking players out.

    So shall Incognito be a league scapegoat, and whipping boy to clean up the shenanigans.

    All y’all piling on Incognito are in fact guilty of doing what he is in trouble for at the moment.

    Let the league, the team, and Martin’s lawyers see if this issue can be resolved and changes made going forward.

    As far as putting the best players on the field…

    Martin couldn’t hack it at left tackle they moved him to RG, and he had basically played his way out of a job…

    Incognito on the other hand is a pro bowler and doesn’t give up sacks.

  98. silentgm says: Nov 5, 2013 9:23 PM

    Everyone forgets how much flak dez bryant took a couple of years ago when he said he wasn’t gonna allow Roy Williams to haze him. He said he was drafted to help his team win not carry somebodys bags. …….What I’m saying is Incognito must have really crossed the line. And for that he deserves to be cut. And rookie hazing especially this type must go.

  99. drbob117 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:29 PM

    Yeah, it’ll pass, but your career will be gone with it.

  100. gettingpwned says: Nov 5, 2013 9:32 PM

    He’s ALWAYS been a dirty player. I’m sure no one is really surprised at this story about him.

  101. Ferdinand says: Nov 5, 2013 9:34 PM

    You are NOT the victim here, Incognito. Not by any stretch of the imagination.

  102. raiderlyfe510 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:52 PM

    Just following this story it seems more like prison yard politics than Locker Room. I don’t see how you can treat a team mate like that. Your teammate’s your brother….:At least in a winning locker room.

  103. thefiesty1 says: Nov 5, 2013 9:59 PM

    Done, stick a fork in him. He won’t even be welcome back at Nebraska and that’s saying something.

  104. stlunatik says: Nov 5, 2013 10:06 PM

    He would be an excellent pop warner coach lololol

  105. conormacleod says: Nov 5, 2013 10:07 PM

    It was hilarious when I threatened to kill my coworker and his mom. When my boss confronted me, I explained to him the “culture” in the office, and how my coworker will be tougher for my threats. Now we all laugh about it, and we all trust each other much more.

    Did I miss anything on how some here think the workplace should be?

    Oh, and btw, would any of you have stood up to the last NFL bully that was in the news daily, Aaron Hernandez?

  106. paychrisjohnson28 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:14 PM

    Miami Dolphins online website is not selling Richie Incognito #69 jerseys anymore…as are other NFL websites…it tells you Richie is not long for the Dolphins or the NFL…

  107. getsome99 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:53 PM

    For those who continue to think the NFL should be exactly like it is in your field of work, please understand that it’s not. The players are taught to be violent warriors from the time they start playing as kids and only the best of the best make it to this level. There are things that go on in an NFL locker room that would make some of your heads explode and make this look like grabass. Incognito crossed the line and left incriminating evidence against himself on someone’s phone. He’ll pay the price for this mistake. But that doesn’t get Jonathan Martin off the hook if he’s having trouble adapting to the NFL work environment and certainly doesn’t implicate Philbin of any wrongdoing. Different environment and different set of rules. These guys don’t come in to your workplace and tell you how to conduct yourselves in the office, nor should you because you wouldn’t really know what you’re talking about.

  108. pro1992 says: Nov 5, 2013 11:02 PM

    Theres a reason why incognito was voted one of the NFLs dirtiest players. He must of applied that mindset to his personal life

  109. 69finfan says: Nov 5, 2013 11:14 PM

    Billy Tyne thought “The Perfect Storm” would pass as well.

  110. lanman11 says: Nov 6, 2013 12:52 AM

    Ritchie…..this isn’t a bad hangover we’re talking about here…..

  111. beachsidejames says: Nov 6, 2013 1:32 AM

    Martin is such a crappy player that this is his way to get even. He is with out a doubt unstable but he didn’t get that way because of Incognito or anyone on this team. This is him not fitting in and blaming eveyone else for his failure as nfl player. It was becoming painfully obvious that at such a high pick he was turning into a bust. Putting Incognito on him was a coaching staffs frustrated last resort to fix the o-line and save this guys career. Saving his career now just got a whole lot harder.

  112. defscottyb says: Nov 6, 2013 2:40 AM

    I hate to say this and it doesn’t make it right but I think what he did happens all the time in NFL locker rooms but he just happened to get caught. The player he was harassing had enough, most players that get “hazed” just deal with it and go on.

  113. defscottyb says: Nov 6, 2013 2:43 AM

    I was in a fraternity in college and during our “hell week” they hazed the crap out of us. 99.9% of the pledges make it through but there is always one who can’t take it and drops out. Doesn’t make it right but just saying.

  114. dodohead418 says: Nov 6, 2013 3:05 AM

    It will pass and the NFL will pass on you too!

  115. bigassbiscuit says: Nov 6, 2013 3:12 AM

    Richie has my support.

  116. db105 says: Nov 6, 2013 4:49 AM

    Passing what? Gas?

  117. brohamma says: Nov 6, 2013 4:54 AM

    Unfortunately, it sounds like this idiot is actually listening to his attorney.. something Kramer didn’t do, with Jackie Chiles and “the balm.”

  118. OnceACOWBOYFAN says: Nov 6, 2013 5:18 AM

    Jeff Ireland,anyone?

  119. xmgmx says: Nov 6, 2013 6:32 AM

    Defscott, you are absolutely correct! Not only does this go on in colleges, it goes on on MANY professional teams, not just football. I love how this whole thing has been blown out of proportion… again, like it always does with the media involved. Can’t help but laugh at all the piling on comments. If people would only look at the ‘whole’ story behind this, and what was going on with others on the team, it boils down to one guy’s warped sense of humor that got him in trouble. Martin just happens to be a type of person that can’t deal with it like others. No, he’s not alone, and it doesn’t make it right, but what was said was never to be taken seriously. These guys are offensive lineman, an elite group, like on every team in football. They have a special comradery like no other. He will be back, playing again, he’s a beast.

  120. bigdaddyraven says: Nov 6, 2013 10:05 AM

    Blown out of proportion??? Are you kidding me, did you read the transcript of the voicemail? He is a bully racist that should never play another down in the NFL, period! Not with his record, steroid filled Neanderthal!

  121. eglsfan says: Nov 6, 2013 10:09 AM

    Oh Ritchie….so you are the victim…..not like you havent been a meathead doosh since Nebraska…not to mention taking opponents helmets off & swinging it,…my hope for you is to mess with the wrong person one day & seal your fate

  122. djscottyb says: Nov 6, 2013 10:34 AM

    Richie deserves every bit of disgust he’s earned with his actions, past and present. (And for the record, Richie had his helmet swung at him by a Texans DE).

    But Martin deserves some blame here too.
    Why? The timing:
    1. Those text messages are 5-7 MONTHS OLD.
    2. He walks out only days after getting demoted.
    3. He pulled the same prank in the team cafeteria the week before on Nate Garner, so why did the one on him bother him so much?
    4. Even if he felt he could go to the team captains or coaches, Martin is Stanford educated – take your grievance to your agent or I’m sure he can afford a good attorney to file one for him.

    Did Richie cross the line? Yes
    Do the Dolphins had leadership issues? Yes
    Is Martin the total victim the media is portraying? No.

  123. annes22 says: Nov 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    Martin deserves some blame for this. He know about this in april and suddenly he tosses his tray last week. He’s not exactly a small guy, go do something about it instead of running to mommy and daddy.
    How pathetic.
    Now Ritchie is no angel that’s obvious, but he deserves his day in court too, this is not 1 sided that’s obvious too.

  124. bubba703 says: Nov 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    Perhaps Bob Costas’ next commentary will be to call for Mr. Incognito to change his last name because it’s offensive to a group of people who act like jerks discreetly.

  125. footballchic777 says: Nov 6, 2013 12:27 PM

    Wow, this is a far cry from the “guy” who claimed that everyone talking about this had no idea what they were talking about and that he never did any of this stuff! Incognito, you are a horrid excuse for a teammate, player, and role model on ANY level, and I hope the storm you weather STRIKES YOU DOWN!

  126. pitbull1779 says: Nov 7, 2013 6:51 PM

    I been wearing my Dolphins #68 Jersey Proud… WE ALL SUPPORT RICHIE… And when I say WE , I mean all 15-20 friends of mine that are all Die Hard Phins fans..

  127. blackcatnfl says: Nov 8, 2013 1:52 AM

    I expect Richie Incognito to get the same supporters as George Zimmerman.

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