Richie Incognito probably won’t be playing for the Vikings

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Richie Incognito needs to do a better job of picking his battles.

The free-agent guard claims that the Vikings have expressed interest in his services. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has disputed that. And Incognito has decided to take issue with Zimmer’s comments, aggressively and profanely.

Mike Zimmer is a F–KING LIAR!!” Incognito said on Twitter.

He also posted screenshots of text messages exchanged with Tony Sparano, the former Dolphins head coach and Vikings offensive line coach who died suddenly last month. Although the conversations could be interpreted as an expression of interest by Sparano, he was neither the coach nor the G.M. At best, Sparano could have lobbied the team to bring Incognito in, but it apparently never got to that point.

And with Incognito publicly attacking Zimmer, it most likely never will.

46 responses to “Richie Incognito probably won’t be playing for the Vikings

  1. I bet Incognito is not lying. He’s sort of like the Jose Canseco of the NFL. Lies a lot, maybe even most of the time, but there are those one-off times where the info is so real sounding and a bit strange, it has to be true.

    The Vikes are embarrassed he leadked this out AFTER they lowballed him and he rejected the offer.

    Interesting tactic by him to want to get out of Buffalo, though. His career is over or about to be over because he’s a cuckoo bird like Canseco is.

  2. I hope someone in his family can get him to get the help he needs. Most often the person who has destroyed their own life don’t see that they did. They live at rock bottom and think it’s everyone else’s fault. People can’t enable his behavior. Those who do have no real concern then for his well being. He needs help and to try to fix his life.

  3. I honestly would not be surprised if he was texting between two phones that he owned just to make this plausible. There is no reason that Zimmer has to outright say they never had interest in him.

  4. Ritchie reached out first to Sparano. Sparano indicated there could be interest – 2 mos ago.

    No recent contact as Ritchie implied and certainly not related to the recent injuries.

    Not real bright on Ritchie’s part.

  5. In all honesty, it wouldn’t be out of character for Zimmer to be caught in another lie.
    Between denying the stuffed animal incident, and changing his story during the coverup of the defensive mutiny that occurred a couple of seasons ago, there’s definitely a history of this.
    I’m glad Incognito had the guts to call the organization out on this.
    Only in Minnesota.

  6. I just don’t understand why Minnesota doesn’t just stand up and own this.
    Why would Incognito lie, what purpose would it serve.
    I’m sure I’ll get some answers from the peanut gallery here, but that still won’t get us any closer to the truth.
    Zimmer is a coward for lying about this, unless of course, he’s so far out of the loop that he really didn’t know.
    Does anyone else wonder if they just play circus music in a continual loop at the Vikings trsining complex?

  7. It’s like some commenters didn’t even read the story. Richie reached out to Sparano months ago. That happens all the time with players and their former coaches. It doesnt mean the organization is or ever really was interested. Maybe Sparano wanted him, but maybe he was just being nice.

  8. BearDown54 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Does anyone else wonder if they just play circus music in a continual loop at the Vikings trsining complex?
    _____________________

    Without stepping into the whole (he said/she said) argument, I have always wondered about the musical preference at Winter Park and this would seem appropriate.

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    BearDown54 says:

    August 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I just don’t understand why Minnesota doesn’t just stand up and own this.
    Why would Incognito lie, what purpose would it serve.
    I’m sure I’ll get some answers from the peanut gallery here, but that still won’t get us any closer to the truth.
    Zimmer is a coward for lying about this, unless of course, he’s so far out of the loop that he really didn’t know.
    Does anyone else wonder if they just play circus music in a continual loop at the Vikings trsining complex?

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    Why would he lie about 2 OL needy teams wanting him? To make himself look better and to make it look like teams actually want him. You can make jokes about Minnesota being a clown show, but wouldn’t signing Richie make you look like more of a clown show than not signing him?

  10. I believe Richie has some mental/psychological issues as well as anger issues he needs to get under control….. hopefully he’s not so far gone that the correct dosage of medication can help him become more stable & balanced mentaly….. I HOPE it’s not CTE…… just kinda scary how he behaves……

  11. BearDown54 says:
    August 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    I just don’t understand why Minnesota doesn’t just stand up and own this.
    Why would Incognito lie, what purpose would it serve.

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    Are you really trying to get in the head of Incognito? Why does he do half the things he does? I know you hate the Vikings being a Bear fan (Packer fan here) but to assume the Vikings are the crazy ones shows how blind you are .

  12. Nobody ever conveys the truth effectively, after the fact. The truth is nearly always somewhere in the middle. And in this case…………….who cares?

  13. On the one hand, I felt he got a raw deal with the Jonathan Martin (aka Crybaby Psycho) deal. On the other hand, it’s hard to feel sorry for him because he continues to show he is a total dirtbag with a single-digit IQ.

  14. Heres an idea: Lets get more of the wimp fighters that layed down in Philly. We can look at their baby pics while they do community service at playgrounds.

  15. Incognito made close to 26 million playing in the NFL. Hopefully he hasn’t been as stupid with that money as he is with is big mouth.

    He should just shutup and go enjoy his money.

  16. This is the type of childish and undignified Twitter response I’d expect from our esteemed president. No surprise since Incognito is a massive supporter.

  17. Incogcrapo- probably has played his last card and won’t ever play again in the nfl with that attitude. He probably spoke to sporano and not Zimmer and spielman directly. Plus this guy is a ticking time bomb. He can fly a kite just like terrible Owens as they are both losers with terrible communication skills.

  18. Did anyone actually read those text messages (well, at least to the extent they are readable)? Incognito was soliciting work, and Sparano, a coach without personnel input responded that he should continue working hard. You’d have to have the reading comprehension of a cheeser to interpret that as the Vikings reaching out to him.

  19. I’LL SAY IT AGAIN… I TOLD YA.

    Now… everyone who ‘down voted’ my posts related to lil’ richie
    is writing anti-richie posts of their own.

    Life is fun when you stand for something and stick to your guns.

  20. What rational person does something like that? Even if you think you are in the right, you don’t attack people from the management, because other teams, who might take a chance on you won’t touch you with a ten foot pole now. You let it be. And keep trying to catch on elsewhere.

    Incognito has a serious mental health problem. It manifests itself in many ways. I hope he gets help or that family members get him some help. This isn’t going to end well otherwise.

  21. Sorry Richie , I took your side during Bullygate – BIG MISTAKE !
    Thought you were being “railroaded” by the NFL, now come to realize your
    just as nutty as Jonathan Martin…too much “juice” perhaps ?

  22. We are starting to see why Richie remains unemployed. Dude has a screw lose. There are so many things wrong with his actions today I wouldn’t even know where to start not the least of which is using the recently passed Sparano as a prop in his lie. Even if he was correct in his assessment (which he obviously wasn’t) what gain could be made by calling the team out ? As if you trashing them and calling them liars is going to make them think “oh yeah, our bad, will you come work for us Richie? ” ???? What a tool.

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