By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus)
TMZ has released a video of suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito using the n word during a rage at a pool hall. In this case, he is using the version that ends in a instead of er.
He has his shirt off and is clearly drunk. Mike Pouncey is watching and is not shocked or appalled by the behavior. He seems more amused than anything. I think this video actually proves three things.
1 – Richie Incognito does not hate black people, because he and Mike seem to have a legitimate bond off the field.
2 – Richie has legitimate emotional issues that make it hard for him to control his behavior.
3 – Alcohol is not his friend.
I hope that he commits to a program that can help him with his anger and also realizes that alcohol only adds fuel to the fire.
From the very moment that I read the transcripts of his hateful voicemail I had a sneaking suspicion that he might have had a few beers in him , because that is usually when you hear the most outlandish stuff come out of people’s mouths.
I am not necessarily recommending a 12 step program, but he needs to learn that it is not OK to hate anybody, not even rookies.
Maybe if he is open to doing some self improvement he and Jonathan can both help the Dolphins this year.
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