Richie Incognito was known as one of the NFL‘s best offensive linemen, a man who refused to let opposing defenders get to his quarterback.
But all of that went down the drain in 2013, when Incognito was accused of bullying former Miami Dolphins teammate Johnathan Martin. Martin left the team at mid-season and went public with the accusations, in which he said that Incognito used racial slurs and threaten him.
These were all serious threats, as it shined a light on how NFL locker rooms are ran. But today, the NFL decided to give Incagnito a second chance, clearing him for full activity and allowing him to play in regular season games:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 26, 2014
Incognito is in Tampa this week trying to make a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that is looking to regain their dominance of the NFC South. Tampa would be a great fit for Incognito, as he would make an already talented offensive line even that much more talented.
But Incognito deserves a second chance. Was it wrong what he did? Yes. But it was not an act that should cost him his playing career. Incognito is one of the most talented offensive linemen’s in the game, and it would had been a shame if the NFL let the accusation of one lineman destroy the playing career of another linemen.
It was good seeing Incognito on the playing field again, and if you’re a football fan, you would agree with me.