Richard Dominick Incogntio – Bio Wiki Net Worth Stats
- Birthday: July 5, 1983
- Birthplace: Englewood New Jersey
- Net Worth: $5 Million
- Wife: Single, no girlfriend
- Children: None
- Team: St Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
- Draft: 2005 Draft third round, 81 overall
Born in 1983 Richard Dominick Incognito of the Miami Dolphins has become one of the biggest headlines during the NFL 2013 season not because of his playing abilities but a recent scandal the football player is involved in. The football guard wore the No. 68 proudly for his team that started the season 3-0 before their first lost. His explosiveness on the field has helped protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill from Sacks allowing him ample time to make tough plays resulting in touchdowns against some of the toughest teams in the league. But with Richie’s sportsmanship on the field it’s hard to believe that he could be an ass to his teammates in the locker room.
Second year Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin abruptly left the Miami Dolphins weeks ago citing bullying. Martin has expressed his discomfort with reentering the locker room again. It was unclear as to what caused his exit. He was placed on the reserve non football injury list. It was also uncertain that the Miami Dolphins would continue to pay him the rest of his $600,000 salary. On November 4, 2013 more details were released on exactly what happened that caused Jonathan Martin to leave the team.
Richie Incognito is accused of threatening his teammate Jonathan Martin through texts, voice mail and interaction in the locker room. Shockingly a taped voice mail that Richie left on Martin’s phone was released to the public. Incognito made racial slurs and death threats to Martin and his family. It was a rude and disturbing message.
Surprisingly before the tape was released it seemed the public was not accepting the fact that an adult football player, Martin, could be intimidated by a teammate. So much so that he left the team in the middle of the season. The public’s first reaction was that it was over hyped and Martin was just insensitive but after listening to the tape it’s clear that Richie had serious intentions and took things too far! In 2013 Bullying has been brought to the spotlight and the adverse affects that have lead to suicide, depression, anxiety and a number of issues have encouraged Americans to pay closer attention.
Richie Incognito Biography
Richie was born Richard Dominick Incognito Jr in Englewood New Jersey in 1983. His athletic career began at an early age. Richie developed his skill and love for football in high school while attending Mountain Ridge High School in Arizona. With his impressive record on offense and defense he became an All American offensive lineman and was finalist for the Arizona Player-of-the-Year Award, was named the Brian Murray Award winner, and earned the Frank Kush Award, given to the best offensive lineman in Arizona. His impressive stats and accolades helped him land scholarships to major colleges. He wrote his letter of intent to University of Nebraska.
He continued his football career at Nebraska bringing more National attention starting 13 games with an impressive record. But his troubles became clear. His anger issues caused him to be red shirted for reasons unknown his freshman year and he was later suspended from University of Nebraska in 2002. This might be the first recorded sign of his temper and indecent behavior to teammates. It was revealed in November 2013 he had an altercation with a teammate named Limbaugh. Incognito plowed into Limbaugh’s back during practice, knocking him to the ground for no apparent reason. Limbaugh responded by getting up, grabbing his equipment and walking out, according to the diary of teammate David Kolowski.
He was suspended indefinitely so he then transferred to Oregon. Incognito was charged with three counts of assault after a fight at a party. He was found guilty on one charge of misdemeanor assault and forced to pay a $500 fine. So after being allowed to enter Oregon there were certain qualifications that were asked by the school before he could join any athletics. Unfortunately he did no meet requirements and was not allowed to play for Oregon either. Like what is going on with this guy? His troubling history should bring closer attention to this later scandal citing that Incognito might have serious issues.
Fast forward to a year later he entered into the 2005 draft as a Junior. He gets drafted to the ST. Louis Rams in the 3rd round of the draft (81st overall). As a rookie in 2005, he was on the reserved/unsigned list until Week 3, then placed on the non-football injury list for the remainder of the season.
There were reports of fights with teammates during training camp, but most of the controversy around Incognito stemmed from his confrontations with opponents. Incognito’s temperament and style of play earned him a reputation as one of the league’s dirtiest players, a title that became quasi-official after a 2009 Sporting News player poll declared him exactly that.
He had four plus season with the St. Louis Rams. He could barely control his temper and it was stated by teammates and coaches that off the filed he drank and partied excessively. Incognito acted childish compared to his teammates and despite constant advising and warnings from coaches and managers he refused to change. His career with the St. Louis Rams ended after a game against the Tennessee Titans. Head coach Steve Spagnoulo benched him after he got two personal fouls in the first half of the game. The fouls were brought on after he headbutted two opponents in 2009. Two days later he was cut from the team and shipped to Buffalo Bills. During his short four year career with the team he had 38 penalties for unnecessary roughness which might explain his temper. Could there be something deeper with Incognito, like a mental issue or could this behavior be brought on by drug and alcohol use?
Incognito played for the Buffalo Bills just three games before Miami Dolphins picked him up.
Richie Incognito Net Worth 2013
Richie Incognito entered the NFL in 2005 after being drafted to the ST. Louis Rams. Signed a 4 year $1.844 million contract with St. Louis and in 2009 he extended his contract for one more year worth $1 million. Unfortunately due to his fouls, penalties and egregious behavior he was waived and did not continue receiving the rest of his salary. In 2010 he signed a contract with Miami Dolphins for $1 million and in 2011 he got a big pay raise a three year extension earning him $13 million. He got a $3.2 million sign on bonus and in 2013 he was earning $4 million for the year but after being suspended indefinitely from the team his salary was cut and he walks away with $2 million he earned so far and is not eligible to earn anything else.