*Miami Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito has reportedly checked himself into a psychiatric care unit in Arizona on Thursday night, one day after revealing he had smashed his own car with a baseball bat.
Incognito, the focus of the team’s bullying and harassment scandal, is reportedly seeking counseling to help him deal with stress.
Scottsdale, Ariz., police responded to reported damage to Incognito’s Ferrari, which he said he caused. The matter was closed since no crime was committed.
*Offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who was at the center of the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, for some reason took a baseball bat to his Ferrari, damaging the hood and grill, according to the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police Department.
Sgt. Mark Clark said the police became aware of this situation after TMZ brought it to their attention Wednesday afternoon. He said the Dolphins guard took responsibility when police contacted him Thursday.
“They provided us with a photo of a damaged car and reported it to belong to Mr. Incognito, and they gave us an address,” Clark said. “We went out there and checked to see if there was a damaged car there. There was no car and no one answered the door.
*After Richie Incognito deleted his Twitter account Friday in the wake of an independent investigator’s report on bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room, he returned to the social media website Monday and apologized to teammate Jonathan Martin early Tuesday morning.
“I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)”
Incognito also apologized to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, whose organization he’s caused major embarrassment and a ton of negative publicity.
Richie Incognito (L) and Jonathan Martin
*NFL investigator Ted Wells’ report on the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal concluded that Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.
Wells was retained by commissioner Roger Goodell on Nov. 6 to examine the club’s workplace environment. His findings were released Friday, reports ESPN.
“The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments,” Wells said in a press release.
Jonathan Martin (left) was interviewed by NBC’s Tony Dungy on Tuesday
*Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin said in an interview with NBC’s Tony Dungy that he felt “trapped” after alleged repeated bullying by teammate Richie Incognito.
“I’m a grown man. I’ve been in locker rooms,” Martin told Dungy. “One incident doesn’t bother me. It was the persistence.
“I felt trapped, like I didn’t have a way to make it right. I thought it was best to remove myself from the situation.”
Martin also claimed he was not the only victim of hazing in the Dolphins’ locker room.
“There are other people that got it too,” Martin said. “I can’t say why I may have gotten more.”
*2013 has come and gone and honors have been given, but if Jemele Hill had her way she would make the N-word her “Sports Person of the Year” for the year that was.
Hill, revealed her pick during her “parting shot” segment on the Sports Reporters program. While mentioning that awards like Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” are used to highlight “impact, the ESPN host said she wouldn’t give athletes like Serena Williams or Peyton Manning the ““Sports Person of the Year” award.