How Richie Incognito was able to obtain a job in the National Football League again becomes more and more confusing with each passing day.
Earlier this week, the Oakland Raiders signed the often troubled veteran guard to a 1-year deal, and with that signing, came a ton of backlash as to how a guy with a terrible history of bad behavior was able to get back into a league that blackballed a guy who was fighting for basic human rights.
ESPN has now obtained documents that revealed that Incognito faced two criminal cases last August, one of which was the funeral home incident that was well known. The other one was actually more disturbing as it involved misconduct at his grandmother’s house days earlier.
“According to court documents obtained by ESPN, Incognito agreed to plead guilty to charges of criminal damage and disorderly conduct — both Class 1 misdemeanors in Arizona — after he punched a fist-sized hole in a wall in the living room and ripped a security system’s control box off the wall during an argument with his grandmother at her house on Aug. 19, 2018.
The police report described Incognito as “enraged” and that he blamed his grandmother for the death of his father, which he had announced on Twitter the day before. A domestic violence charge was removed when a plea agreement was reached on April 1.
Incognito was ordered to take 10 weekly anger-management sessions and pay a $569 fine. He also was given one year of unsupervised probation per terms of the agreement. He was ordered to stay away from his grandmother’s home, stay on his medication, avoid alcohol, not possess firearms and write a letter of apology.”
Incognito has not played in the NFL since 2017, when he announced he was retiring from the league.
The Raiders had no comment on the incident involving Richie and his grandmother.