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Report: Incognito paid in the range of $30,000 for golf course incident

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The Jonathan Martin incident sparked an effort to dig up dirt on the primary alleged aggressor, suspended Dolphins guard Richie Incognito.

And the dirtiest dirt came from a report that he allegedly assaulted a female volunteer at the team’s annual golf outing, with a golf club.

The alleged victim said she couldn’t talk, which implied strongly that she got paid.  According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the amount was in the range of $30,000.

The lawyers in the crowd (we know you’re out there, billing a few hours before kickoff) will cringe upon reading that, since virtually every civil settlement includes a supposedly ironclad confidentiality provision.  Violating it leads to all sorts of potential penalties — especially if the person who got paid is the one who blabs.

In this specific case, Jackson cites an unnamed Dolphins source, which would tend to keep the heat off the alleged victim.

Regardless, someone talked about something about which there should have been no talking.

As to the amount paid, it’s a good deal for whoever funded it.  Defending a case like that and winning it would cost at least $50,000, probably a lot more.  Writing the check avoids the expense of litigation, the possibility of a big verdict, and the embarrassment that comes from public disclosure of the alleged behavior.

For Incognito, the behavior would have been concealed indefinitely but for the Martin situation.

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8 Responses to “Report: Incognito paid in the range of $30,000 for golf course incident”
  1. gbpxlvi says: Nov 24, 2013 10:40 AM

    I see what you did there

  2. officialgame says: Nov 24, 2013 10:41 AM

    He got off cheap.

  3. unclebluck says: Nov 24, 2013 12:24 PM

    He wont get off cheap this time….

  4. bignugs says: Nov 24, 2013 12:46 PM

    I wonder if he tried to get Jonathan Martin to pay for some of that as well.

  5. islandgechee says: Nov 24, 2013 12:51 PM

    Of course she is the leaker of the story…. Its going to get uglier especially if Incognito doesn’t get his salary paid….

  6. greg2geez says: Nov 24, 2013 12:56 PM

    Incognito must not have much club if he gets off that cheap accosting a lady with it.

  7. xcerebus1 says: Nov 24, 2013 1:07 PM

    Psssst…..Incognito doesn’t recycle…….keep it to yourself, but pass it on……..

  8. bayoor75 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:15 AM

    So, where are the “case against Incognito” crowd hiding now? Saw a lot of (paid?) posters last week claiming that all allegations against him are falling apart…which baffled me – assaulting a female golf course employee…falling apart? Mocking a strength coach’s ethnicity…falling apart? Sexually graphic descriptions of what he will do to a Dolphin’s employee’s wife…falling apart? Some even pointed to the internet humor tweet forwarded to Incognito (by Martin) as example of Martins story falling apart.

    Incognito’s so-called “locker room atmosphere” is the one falling apart. He will be released at the end of the season and NEVER play in the NFL again. Hope he’s saved his salary so far (well, he should considering that he bullies rookies to pay for his expenses).

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