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Houston (CBS Houston) – Texans’ Antonio Smith might not be the only person who has a problem with Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, before training camp began, Incognito punched and knocked out a hotel security guard after a late night at a nightclub in Miami.
Deadspin.com obtained the police report and it turns out that Incognito allegedly punched a security guard that happened to be former University of Miami starter and NFL draftee Carlos Joseph.
Joseph’s statement to the police was that he was guarding the stage during a performance and one of Incognito’s friends got too close and Joseph told them to step back, and one of the men responded “—- you and what are you going to do about it” and pushed him. Incognito then became involved in the ensuing fight.
Incognito’s version was that he noticed a friend of his fighting with Joseph and tried to break it up, and was struck in the face by Joseph.
Incognito suffered minor facial injuries, but refused treatment. Everyone was kicked out of the club, and Incognito issued a trespass warning. The Dolphins are aware of Incognito’s punching incident and one source said, “They’ve done everything to bury it.”
Also, the hotel might be trying to bury the situation since they have videotape of what happened, but is unwilling to turn it over to the NFL.
The NFL declined comment.
This news of Incognito’s confrontation lands on the same day that the Houston Texans officially announce that Antonio Smith will be suspended one regular-season game for swinging his helmet at Incognito. Smith has been on the record saying he was retaliating.
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