Posted November 06, 2013

Suspended Dolphins guard Richie Incognito: ‘I’m trying to weather the storm, this will pass’

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Richie Incognito had started all eight games this season with the Miami Dolphins. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Richie Incognito had started all eight games this season with the Miami Dolphins. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito spoke for the first time since being suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team and said that things will work out in the end.

Miami television station WSVN-TV reporter Alex DiPrato caught up with Incognito and asked the Pro Bowler how he was handling being accused of bullying and hazing a teammate.

According to multiple reports, Incognito left racial and expletive-filled messages on teammate Jonathan Martin‘s voicemail.

Martin left the team last week and is in California receiving treatment.  The Dolphins still have Martin on the active roster, which means he will be paid this week.

FARRAR: Report: Coaches asked Richie Incognito to toughen up Jonathan Martin

Incognito had no comment when asked about his status with the team.

“You know what, I’m just trying to weather the storm right now,” Incognito said as he was leaving an appointment in Weston. “This will pass.”

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


75 comments
gpellison68
gpellison68

As a side note, I can see by most of the postings below that NONE OF THESE IDIOTS EVER SPENT TIME IN A LOCKER ROOM! 

If 10% of what was said or done in an NFL locker room got out to the press, EVERY TEAM WOULD HAVE AN EMPTY ROSTER!!! 

If you do not understand the culture, then do not show off your ignorance by commenting about something you do not have a clue about!!!!!!!!!

gpellison68
gpellison68

Incognito is being "hung out to dry" by the press and apparently my beloved Dolphins! Shame on you all! 

Martin is from California. California is the kingdom of "Soft" with it's "participation trophies", "everyone is a winner" attitude, and the extreme liberal (aka SUPER SOFTTTTT!!) stance! The fact that this grown man thinks he needs to seek "Treatment" for being supposedly bullied tells me that he has no coping skills, and does not understand that life is sometimes NOT FAIR! If the coach yells at him for blowing a block, is that being bullied? If another player calls you out for being "Soft" your response should be to show him that you are NOT! 

Poor Martin got his SOFT FEELINGS HURT, because other players did not want to sit with him at the team dining facility. Whether it was a prank or a statement by his team mates, his behavior brought this on and he is pointing fingers, just like he was taught in California! 

For a big guy, he does not scare me. lol With this weak of a mindset, he is an easy mark... I just hope he finds a nice civilian job where there will be no pressure, no stress, no boss, no deadlines, and no performance reviews, so he can live his "soft" life in peace and harmony.

JimSmith4
JimSmith4

If people can forgive Tiger Woods then Incognito will be playing in the NFL again unfortunately!

Dick.Gozinya
Dick.Gozinya

I hope the NFL comes to their senses and kicks his sorry butt out of the league.  Richie Incognito I hope you end up homeless in some street gutter.  I'd love to know where so I can come and spit on you.

evil.aaronm
evil.aaronm

If he bounces out of the NFL, maybe he can find a job as a cop somewhere.

6marK6
6marK6

Look at the picture of that neanderthal that is #68, you can actually smell the aroma of feces coming off of him. 

gyffesme
gyffesme

I passed something this morning.. it looked a lot like Incognito.

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

This tub of lard fits in well with the tea party.

bryoman
bryoman

This guys is a total Idiot.  Amazing that he thinks everyone will forget that he is a total Jerk.  Amazing we live in a society that things because you can threaten a mans family and it comes out, that everyone will forget.  Shame that this MEATHEAD would even remotely think that.  Show's what an idiot he is.

Jim22
Jim22

"Trying to weather the storm and this will pass" ??????  Really ?? You really must not be too bright !!!  You're done !!

thebigdawg3
thebigdawg3

Incognito is the victim here.  Martin should be kicked out of football for life for being such a pu&&y.

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

It was the pretty swimming pool blue unis...

Udaho
Udaho

Simple just stay incognito..nuff said..

nygiants56
nygiants56

Having played only high school football and hockey,  I'm not even going to pretend to know what goes on in college or pro locker rooms.  That written - hazing is part of the football locker room culture.  The coaches condone it.  Football is like no other sport in terms of guys needing to outwardly proving their toughness and machismo.  Let's not pretend to be shocked and surprised by Icognito's actions.  Yeah - the racial component has a lot of people upset. Not good bringing that component into it.  But everything else - starts at Pop Warner and accelerates from there...

pvraymo
pvraymo

His freaking brain is incognito.  Hopefully he too will pass...on by and out of the NFL like the POS he is.

therednorth1
therednorth1

Wait?  He's playing the victim now?  Wow.

NicholasMew
NicholasMew

As much as people are saying Martin should have fought back or taken Incognito on, that would have been minor.  A fight , some personal satisfaction if he had won, MAYBE the torment ends, but probably not.  Instead, his actions have brought about an investigation from a league and team in damage control, the potential for important change to occur in one locker room and maybe others, and what may be the end of the career of his tormentor.

playemball
playemball

Incognito is correct..it will pass, but will he get past the unemployment line?  For everything that went on for so long..his name fit him perfectly.. disguised or concealed.

mjhellund
mjhellund

So Dolphins will get punishment equivalent to what NFL did to Saints, right? Yeah, right.

statisprobasketball
statisprobasketball

What the media needs to do is ignore this idiot. He has a history of bad behavior and this should be enough to send him packing. Weather the storm? No accountability. He thinks he's done no wrong. 

MrArlington
MrArlington

He knows he is fu​cked. He'll probably play in the NFL again but his name is tarnished for good. He is a bum and I'd love to see him gone for good.

6marK6
6marK6

@JimSmith4 I dislike both of them and could care less if either was racist.

Dick.Gozinya
Dick.Gozinya

@bryoman He'll have a tough time finding a job in the real world.  If he does I'll feel sorry for his co-workers

WarRaptor
WarRaptor

@bryoman But see, thats the problem.  He wont play again this season, but Im sure next year, teams looking for OL help will pick him up.  Problem forgotten.

Dick.Gozinya
Dick.Gozinya

@Jim22 He must be confusing this situation w/ a FART; this won't pass

JimSmith4
JimSmith4

@thebigdawg3 

Listen puppywetbehindtheears; you don't know what a victim is in this world.  I personally think you are just one of Incognito's many IDs on this board trying to gain favor for your nasty self.

BillieBob
BillieBob

@thebigdawg3 

Really? You call yourself "the big dawg"? 

Sounds like someone is compensating for something extremely little...

Marty2
Marty2

@nygiants56 Hazing WAS a part of the military too.  But for over a decade all services define it, prohibit it, and can hold leaders responsible if it happens in their unit.  You get tough by training, not by some contrived sadistic behavior.  

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@ChrisCastleman  

You do realize you're defending extortion and criminal harassment, right?

Standing up to a psycho is dangerous -- locker room, military, or anywhere.  It just makes him madder, and he'[ll be back -- with his posse, if he's got one.  Staring down psychos only happens in corny movies.  In the real world, workplace monsters have a lot of power, either because people are scared of them or (as in Miami's case) management grants it to them.

Even the military has laws against that.  Soldier: "Sergeant, Jones threatened to kill me and made me give him $200 to go drinking in town."  Sergeant: "Shut up, wuss.  Take it like a man.  Don't tell me your problems."   Not in any military I've heard of.

gwood99
gwood99

@WarRaptor @bryoman I'm not so sure.   On one hand you have talent, but on the other you have an absolutely poisonous personality in the locker room.   I happen to think the latter outweighs the former purely on a winning football games scale (I won't even get into the decent human being scale). I think he's permanently damaged goods as far as the NFL goes.

goldengophersfan
goldengophersfan

@MidwestGolfFan @ChrisCastleman you understand that there is no proof that any thing was said or texted... NOTHING.. yet here you are getting your hangmans noose out and picking a tree.. Before you run your mouth.. get all the info.. then make a intelligent comment. 


anon76
anon76

@gwood99

Not to mention he is getting on in years, especially for a lineman.  Even if someone does hire him back on, his salary won't be anything resembling his current contract- he'll be pushed towards the veteran minimum.  A tiny bit of karma that, but at least it's something.