Giants kicker Josh Brown describes former teammate Richie Incognito as ‘a tortured soul’

Anwar S Richardson

The majority of people who are learning about Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito’s alleged treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin are shocked.

Those who know Incognito are not surprised at all.

New York Giants kicker Josh Brown played with Incognito at the University of Nebraska, and later with the St. Louis Rams. During an interview with the New York Daily News this past Monday, Brown described Incognito as, “somebody who’s really got some demons that are out of the building.”

Brown proceeded to share more thoughts about Incognito:

“None of it shocks me,” Brown told the New York Daily News. “I don’t know any details obviously. The league hasn’t released anything. But Richie seems to be a person with a tortured soul. He’s had these issues for quite a while, and it’s sad.”

Some of the issues Brown is referring to were captured during a bar rage earlier this year, and that video is currently on TMZ Sports.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for his constant harassment and hazing of Martin, who left the team because of that treatment.

The NFL Players Association released a statement regarding Miami's situation on Tuesday:

We expect that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples. It is the duty of this union to hold the clubs and teams accountable for safety and professionalism in the workplace.

As the representative organization of all players, the NFLPA will insist on a fair investigation for all involved. We will continue to remain in contact with the impacted players, their representatives and player leadership.

According to Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero, the Dolphins are ready to part ways with Incognito after hearing the threatening and racially-charged voice-mails he left Martin earlier this year.

“It seems like this is something that has been haunting him for more than a decade,” Brown told the New York Daily News. “He was always a very emotional player, very reactive. Obviously, I have a lot of assumptions in my head about what was going on (in Miami), and I’m probably going to be right.”

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!