Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, no stranger to altercations, apparently was involved in another notable one before training camp.
After a late night at a nightclub in the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, Incognito punched and knocked out a hotel security guard, according to league sources.
One person who knows Incognito says the Dolphins guard was punched first.
There is videotape of the incident, but the hotel is unwilling to turn it over and the NFL has not yet seen it -- and might not due to fact that it is the hotel's property and the Fontainebleau prefers that attention not be brought to the issue.
The Dolphins have been aware of the incident because, as one source said, "they've done everything to bury it."
The NFL declined comment. The league knows it cannot police all altercations involving NFL players, though this one happened in public, with witnesses. It is premature, but Incognito's altercation could be a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.
9 times out of 10 the bouncers at these clubs over do it and are quick to get violent usually with sneak attacks. I am not a fan of Incognito, but it's always a good thing when a bouncer gets what is coming to him. I'm willing to bet the farm that the bouncer overreacted and didn't expect the guy to be big enough to whip his ass.
9 times out of 10 the bouncers at these clubs over do it