If you had told me before today that Richie Incognito would have another opportunity to play in the NFL, I would have driven you to a medical professional for evaluation.
After an unceremonious end to his career with the Buffalo Bills, Incognito said he was retiring from football because the stress was ‘killing’ him and his liver and kidneys were shutting down.
In an unexpected turn of events, the four-time Pro Bowl offensive guard is being evaluated for play by none other than the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo,
As if the Raiders didn’t have enough drama on their hands with Antonio Brown, Incognito brings a whole slew of issues that Jon Gruden will have to manage.
Incognito refused to show up to the Buffalo Bill’s offseason workouts after he claimed he didn’t want to play for the Bills, ultimately ending his career.
That’s just when things started going off the rails.
Last May, Incognito was reportedly put on psychiatric hold after an altercation with a man at an upscale gym in Boca Raton, Florida ended with him throwing a dumbbell at the man and the cops being called.
The man also said that Incognito was rambling about the government and screaming at the man to “get off my fucking playground.”
Then, in August, Incognito was arrested for “acting erratically and making the employees feel incredibly uncomfortable” while handling funeral arrangements for his late father.
Incognito previously claimed that he believed he deserved to be in the Hall of Fame, but many primarily remember him for the Jonathan Martin saga back in 2014, when he and Mike Pouncey had been harassing and bullying Martin since his rookie year in 2012, regularly calling Martin a “c*nt,” a “b*tch,” a “p*ssy” and a “f*ggot.” Incognito also sent Martin’s disgusting messages about his sister, including: ‘We are going to run train on your sister. She loves me. I’m going to f*ck her without a condom and cum in her c*nt.’ Jesus, bro. Relax.
If the Raiders sign Incognito, that may be the most electric Hard Knocks in history.