Last week we learned that a 2012 incident at a Dolphins charity golf outing cost Richie Incognito in the neighborhood of $30,000, and today it appears as though it also almost cost Incognito his job:
After Richie Incognito was accused of harassing a volunteer at Dolphins charity golf tourney in 2012, HC Joe Phibin wanted to release him.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2013
The implication in all this is that Philbin, then just beginning his tenure with the team, was overruled by general manager Jeff Ireland and the rest of Miami’s front office. Given Ireland’s abrasive history of asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute and suggesting that Jonathan Martin solve his problems with Richie Incognito by punching him — coupled with a less-than-sterling record assembling a competitive Dolphins roster — it’s not particularly surprising that leaks from inside the organization seem to be carried out with the intent of throwing him on the sword.
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