*Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, as well as general manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan, are convinced that Richie Incognito is no longer the racist bully that once tormented an African American teammate.
After meeting with the 10th-year guard last week, Pegula said in a statement Monday, “Obviously, we all discussed Richie’s past experience in the NCAA and NFL. We are convinced that Richie is prepared to move forward and has and will continue to take the necessary steps to improve himself as a person and a teammate.
“Following discussion with the rest of the coaching staff, we as an organization will provide him with the opportunity to do so.”
Richie Incognito was cleared to resume football-related activities last summer after an eight-game suspension for a bullying scandal involving former Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin in 2013.
The Bills officially signed Incognito on Monday, the team announced. The one-year deal is for $2.25 million, a source told ESPN.