Miami Dolphins left guard Richie Incognito, born in Englewood, was once known as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL. That reputation somewhat quieted after Incognito joined Miami in 2010.
But now the Dolphins have suspended Incognito for allegedly bullying teammate Jonathan Martin.
CBS News reports that Incognito sent threatening and racist text messages to the biracial second-year player Martin. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said one message called Martin a “half n*****,” while others read, 'I'm gonna get your mother, I'm going to find your mother.' and 'I'm going to kill you.'"
It turns out that Incognito experienced bullying while going to elementary school when he lived in Englewood. According to NJ.com, Incognito was born in Englewood in 1983 and he moved to Arizona in 1995.
Incognito became intensely competitive when he played sports dating back to an early age. Baseball coach Seth Bendian worked with him at age 7 and said, according to ESPN, "He was this nice, sweet kid, but once he started playing, he was almost too intense, at least for baseball."