Texans defensive end Antonio Smith and Dolphins guard Richie Incognito have an ugly past. And it got even uglier on Saturday night.
Jay Glazer of FOX has obtained video of Smith removing Incognito’s helmet during Saturday night’s preseason game between the two teams. And then hitting Incognito with it.
The video apparently comes from coaching tape generated by the game. No penalty was called, even though it happened within the umpire’s line of sight.
Per Glazer, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has contacted the league office regarding a possible fine or suspension of Smith.
Last September, Smith and Incognito had an incident during the Week One game between Houston and Miami. Incognito apparently grabbed and held Smith’s leg. Smith retaliated by kicking Incognito repeatedly in the head.
Incognito explained to PFT that has was trying to keep Smith from getting to a loose ball. And Incognito was vindicated when the league office didn’t fine him. Smith was fined $21,000. On appeal, the penalty was reduced to $11,000.
Incognito undoubtedly won’t be fined this time, either. Smith, however, should be concerned about a suspension.