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Stuck down at the bottom of Andy Benoit’s latest column for The MMQB is this short blurb reflecting on the retirement of offensive lineman Richie Incognito:

The timing and suddenness of this makes you wonder if Incognito’s retirement will hold. Let’s say it does. How should (should, not will) Incognito be remembered? The Jonathan Martin saga will be the first thing that comes to mind, but given what’s happened with Martin’s life since (it’s gone downhill, in an ugly, and lately, threatening way) and what’s happened with Incognito’s life (it’s gone uphill, with minimal off-field incidences and some terrific seasons at left guard in Buffalo), it’s fair to reexamine the historical record on Incognito’s ordeal in Miami.

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Let’s try to follow the thinking that coursed through Andy Benoit’s tape-addled mind before this paragraph was produced:

  • Mostly sordid and tragic things have happened to Jonathan Martin since he left the NFL after being bullied by Incognito, who called Martin a “half-nigger piece of shit,” among other things.
  • Mostly positive things have happened to Richie Incognito since he bullied Jonathan Martin and called him a “half-nigger piece of shit.”
  • Because things have gone poorly for Martin and well for Incognito ever since the latter called the former a “half-nigger piece of shit,” it is now time to “reexamine the historical record on Incognito’s ordeal in Miami.”

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Yep, this is indeed the dumbest-ass shit that’s ever been written about Richie Incognito.