The biggest news for the Miami Dolphins last week came off the field when offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the team after a prank. ESPN reported on Nov. 4 that the Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito indefinitely for what is called conduct detrimental to the team in the form of bullying.
In what first looked like a player suffering a nervous breakdown following a practical joke, it now seems this has been a case of long form bullying, possibly led by Incognito. When the news leaked that Incognito was the cause, he went to Twitter, almost challenging an ESPN reporter to fight.
That was followed by Martin finally coming forward to the Dolphins’ management and Incognito being suspended from the team.
A voice message from Incognito was allegedly saved with the player calling Martin and using racial slurs and threatening to hurt him and his mother. He allegedly finished the voice message by saying he was going to kill him. According to ESPN, both the Dolphins and NFL representatives have heard the message.
This is not the first time that Richie Incognito has found himself in trouble. He was suspended from the Nebraska Cornhuskers twice and transferred to the Oregon Ducks, where they also dismissed him. Incognito went on to the NFL where he was voted the NFL dirtiest player in 2009. The St. Louis Rams waived him after a game where he incurred two personal fouls and argued with his head coach. Both Oakland Raiders DT Richard Seymour and Houston Texans DE Antonio Smith have been punished for retaliating against Incognito.
According to ESPN, a source within the Miami Dolphins organization said that Richie Incognito will never play again for the team.