The controversy surrounding Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin -- the former is suspended for conduct detrimental and the latter is away from the Dolphins in Florida -- continues to grow. Tuesday we heard a report that Miami's coaches wanted to use Incognito to "toughen up" Martin. We also finally heard from Incognito himself.
A local Fort Lauderdale news station caught up with the guard outside his home in Fort Lauderdale and Incognito said that he's simply "trying to weather the storm" at the moment.
"You know what, I'm just trying to weather the storm right now," Incognito said Tuesday. "This will pass."
It's bizarre to hear such a subdued statement from a guy perceived as so brash. Incognito took to Twitter on Sunday and lashed out at media outlets demanding they "stop slandering my name."
The texts and voicemails from Incognito to Martin paint the picture of a hyper-aggressive person. Perhaps Incognito's been (correctly?) informed that the best course of action at the moment is to be quiet and stay out of the limelight.
Doing so will allow the NFL's investigation into the Dolphins to run its course. The Dolphins have vowed to comply completely with the league as it looks into the team and all eyes are on this situation right now.
Eventually Incognito will get his day in "court" (NFL version) in order to tell his side of the story. If the report of the Fins ordering Incognito to toughen Martin up are accurate, Incognito's story will look completely different than it does now.
For a man who appears unafraid to say anything, silence is the best option right now.