Even before Richie Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins earlier this month, he had a history of finding trouble. In 2012, a police report was filed against the left guard for simple assault. Specifically, Incognito harassed a 34-year-old female volunteer at the team's annual "Fins Weekend Golf Tournament."
According to the report, the woman was working as a hole monitor at the event and while she was performing her duties, Incognito approached her, rubbed his golf club against her crotch and knocked a pair of sunglasses off her head. The woman said that Incognito had been drinking and was acting inappropriately.
"After that, he proceeded to lean up against her buttocks with his private parts as if dancing, saying 'Let it rain! Let it rain!'" the report stated. "He finally finished his inappropriate behavior by emptying bottled water in her face."
Now, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Incognito paid "in the ballpark of" $30,000 to quietly settle the case.
Jackson adds that Incognito was called to the league office before the 2012 season to discuss not only the golf course incident but another instance of "misbehavior that was the result of drinking."
Several weeks ago, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was asked about the police report.
"That incident occurred a year-and-a-half ago," he said. "We were made aware of the incident, and we took immediate action."
Philbin declined to say what the "immediate action" entailed.
Incognito, meanwhile, hasn't collected his $235,294.12 weekly salary during the suspension, and has since filed a grievance against the team. The grievance was postponed this week while Incognito met with Ted Wells, the attorney appointed by the NFL to investigate the Dolphins' locker room culture in the wake of allegations that offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was bullied and Incognito was the ringleader.