Dolphins say took action on Incognito after 2012 incident

Sat Nov 9, 2013 6:36pm EST
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(Reuters) - The Miami Dolphins took swift action against Richie Incognito for allegedly harassing a female at the team's golf tournament last year, coach Joe Philbin said on Saturday, as the storm around the controversial lineman continued to build.

Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins and is being investigated by the National Football League for allegations he bullied and threatened team mate Jonathan Martin, found himself in more trouble after Philbin confirmed the incident at the team charity event.

""That incident occurred a year and a half ago. We were made of aware of the situation, we took immediate action," Philbin told reporters without elaborating about what action was taken. "Any club action we took against any player would remain private."

No charges were filed against Incognito after the incident but a police report was made.

Local television station WPLG reported the woman claimed Incognito had been drinking alcohol and acting inappropriately.

The woman reportedly notified her supervisor, who then informed team security about the incident. She claimed nothing was done about it.

The ugly controversy surrounding Incognito has pried open NFL dressing room doors, giving the world a glimpse at the sometimes disturbing locker room culture.

An poll of 72 NFL players this week found that most respondents would not want Incognito as a team mate.

Asked which of the two players, Incognito or Martin, they would rather have as a team mate, 15 respondents (20.8 percent) preferred Incognito, 34 (47.2 percent) indicated Martin and 23 (31.9 percent) wanted neither.   Continued...