Richie Incognito’s Bully Reputation Goes Back To 2002

Source: Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today

Richie Incognito once bullied a teammate so badly that the teammate suddenly got up from the ground and stomped out of football practice.

It was early 2002 — long before Incognito was accused of similar behavior with the Miami Dolphins. Incognito was just a freshman at Nebraska, but that didn’t stop him from picking fights or harassing teammates, in this case a non-scholarship offensive lineman named Jack 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.

“Richie was a guy who came in with all the talent in the world, and Jack was an easy mark for a guy like Richie, who came across as a bully,” Kolowski told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. “Jack was a walk-on just trying to make the team. There was a bit of that kind of bullying with Jack. He didn’t appreciate it, but in that culture you don’t run and cry to the coaches.”

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  • Jeff Jennings
    • mercedes simpson

      He went to the authorities not the black activists first. Aside from that, would you rather he take matters into his own hands and wound up behind bars? Exactly, he did the right thing. What would you do if you were in his shoes?

  • Wizznilliam

    Would people PLEASE stop calling this bullying?!.. These are not some little kids on the playground. These are huge grown men. It is not bullying. It is severe harassment, and possible assault.

  • Enzo

    This is one of the “items” that GOD will judge all of us on, our treatment of OTHERS.