Richie Incognito has emerged from his three-week stint in a psychiatric ward in Arizona, and he’s hoping for a return to Miami. “Returning to the Dolphins was my number one goal from the time I got suspended,” he told Miami’s WSVN, via ESPN. “I want to return to the community in Miami and resume my playing career as soon as possible.”
It’d probably be a good bet that this will never happen, but it’s not entirely impossible. Nevertheless, Incognito is facing near-certain hefty discipline from Roger Goodell for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, and there’s always going to be a stigma to him.
If returning to Miami is indeed his number one life goal, he’ll need to go a sustained period of time without conspicuous erratic behavior like going on profane Twitter rants (he should really stay off Twitter entirely) or destroying his own Ferrari. Also he’ll need to issue a very strong apology — he doesn’t even need to truly mean it, as long as it really looks like he does! — to Jonathan Martin, the organization, and its fans. It’ll probably be awhile, and doesn’t seem particularly likely to happen at all at this point, but Incognito’s path to redemption could conceivably happen.
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