Richie Incognito’s Craziness Should Make NFL Draft Process More Complex
Despite being on many team’s “Do Not Draft” list coming out of college, Richie Incognito was selected in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Well, Incognito has since migrated to the Miami Dolphins and NFL fans would like nothing more than to see Incognito kicked out of the league. A veteran Dolphins’ guard, Incognito has been suspended by his team for reportedly threatening teammate Jonathan Martin‘s life and harassing him with racial slurs and demeaning remarks.
Sure, Incognito is to blame for his actions, but the Dolphins’ management should be ashamed of itself. Especially ‘Phins head coach Joe Philbin, who proceeded to do stand pat while Incognito’s bullying of Martin drove the second-year player nuts. Keep in mind that Martin was a second-round pick, who had bright expectations in Miami, but apparently the kid was fearing for his life more often than not. This should be a lesson for NFL teams across the country that one bad egg in the locker room can do some crazy damage. Therefore, don’t be surprised if NFL teams do even more research when it comes to the draft and free agency in 2014.