When video surfaced this summer of
That hasn’t been the case so far with Miami guard
At least publicly, Incognito has been unrepentant. He has demanded on Twitter that his name be cleared, over the weekend tweeting to
Unlike the Eagles, who handled the Cooper situation in-house, the Dolphins have asked the
That's significant. Because of the nature of the language on the voice message, along with Incognito's troubled history in the league, it would not be surprising if Goodell were to come down hard -- if Incognito is guilty of what he's being accused of, that is.
There has been speculation about whether the Dolphins will take Incognito back, or if another team might sign him. But the league might make that a moot point. If the league decides that Incognito is guilty, it's conceivable that Goodell could impose his own open-ended suspension, banning him from the league.
What's more, the NFL is likely to take a firmer, more decisive stance on all types of player hazing and harassment. This situation looks bad for the league, and it's bigger than one player giving another a hard time. The people at the Park Avenue headquarters are not likely to look the other way.