Richie Incognito Claimed to be "Just Venting" During Car Smashing

By Connor Muldowney
Richie Incognito
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It seems as if the Richie Incognito saga may never come to an end. In fact, the current, or former — not sure what to call him — Miami Dolphins lineman has made headlines again recently due to his reckless behavior of smashing his Ferrari with a wooden baseball bat. Yes, the veteran lineman seems to have lost it.

While the picture has been released and it looks like the guy was just crying for help by smashing the hood of his Ferrari and lodging the handle of the bat in his grille, he has come out with an explanation for the car’s beatdown:

“Oh that was that was just me venting, that was my self-expression, that’s a piece of art. The happiest day of my life was when I got that car and now the second happiest day will be when I donate it to charity.”

There are a few things wrong with this statement. First, why would you smash a car around if you were going to donate it to charity? Second, explain to me how that’s a piece of art. I guess anything can be considered ‘art’ these days. And third, if getting a Ferrari was the happiest day of your life, Richie, then you have some serious problems.

Since he did check himself into psychiatric therapy to get help, I will give him a pass on the happiest day of his life comment.

Then he had something else to say. This one’s a head-scratcher:

“Me and my dad, my mom, my brother, Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, you, we’re all brothers and sisters. I think we all understand that it’s just time to move on. Words were said, things were done, but at the end of the day we’re all brothers and sisters and we’re here to lift each other up.”

Okay, Richie, maybe you should have thought about that before you messed up your own career with your erratic, selfish behavior.

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