Richie Incognito Returns to Twitter, But He Should Have Stayed Off
The drama that circles around Richie Incognito’s life continued on Monday as he reactivated his twitter account just three days after he bid farewell to his followers and then deleted his account:
Incognito was suspended for the remainder of the season on Nov. 3 after it had been revealed that he was part of a bullying scandal directed toward former teammate Jonathan Martin. This scandal included various demeaning texts and voicemails on top of crude behavior in the team’s locker room and in the Miami Dolphins’ facilities. While it was unclear that these accusations were actually true at first, they were confirmed in a 144-page report (known as the Ted Wells Report) written by criminal attorney Ted Wells.
Incognito’s texts were recently released on several internet outlets. Personally, I did not find them to be as bad as they were first reported. If anything, Martin had just as many demeaning texts to Incognito as he did to Martin. However, there is only so much that one can read through text messages. No one truly knows what happened on site at the Dolphins facilities while this whole scandal was going on other than the teammates who were there to witness it.
Regardless of the case, Incognito should probably have kept his twitter account deactivated for a while for the sake of his career. Being that he is a free agent in March, it is unlikely that the Dolphins will re-sign him and up in the air as to whether or not another team will give him a shot following the aftermath of this incident. Other teams aren’t going to want to give him a chance if he is going to be a cancer in the locker room, regardless of how good of a player he is.
Incognito should focus on getting his career back on track rather than creating a sideshow that is his twitter account.