Miami Dolphins Richie Incognito Accused of Sexually Harassing Woman
Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito was suspended indefinitely on Sunday after accusations that he harassed teammate Jonathan Martin with physical threats and racial insults.
Several Dolphins players have defended Incognito, notes USA Today, but now it's being reported that Incognito sexually harassed a female volunteer at a golf tournament.
The incident allegedly happened during the annual Fins Weekend Golf Tournament at the Turnberry Resort & Club on May 18, 2012 in Aventura, Fla.
According to a police report, Incognito knocked some sunglasses off the volunteer's head with his golf club, leaned against her butt with his private parts, yelled "Let it rain! Let it rain!" and emptied his water bottle on her head.
The unidentified female volunteer, then 34, told her supervisor, who contacted the Miami Dolphins security team, who promised to handle the incident. The woman later filed a police report.
According to Local 10, the volunteer says several people, including a sponsor of the golf tournament, witnessed the incident, but did nothing.
While some Dolphins players continue to defend Incognito, the team is finding itself increasingly isolated by the rest of the NFL.
Former tight end Cam Cleeland recalled playing with Incognito during his last season with the St. Louis Rams in 2005.
"I'm not afraid to say that he was an immature, unrealistic scumbag," Cleeland told The Los Angeles Times. "When it came down to it, he had no personality, he was a locker-room cancer, and he just wanted to fight everybody all the time. It was bizarre beyond belief."
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor recently told Raiders.com, "I hope that we see [Jonathan] Martin playing again soon. I’ve watched some tape of him, he’s a good player. Hats off to him for standing up and being a man.”
Sources: Local 10, The Los Angeles Times, Raiders.com, USA Today