BY MARISA PILLA
What's worse than having your Ferrari smashed in by a baseball bat? Having to admit that you did it yourself. Reports came in Wednesday that Richie Incognito's black Ferrari had been on the business end of a baseball bat, but as with most Incognito- centered stories, it only got weirder with time.
ProFootballTalk.com reports that Incognito informed Scottsdale Police that he was the one who smashed the car during a fit of rage. The catalyst to the baseball bat-wielding tantrum is still unknown, and Incognito has yet to comment on the incident.
Incognito and the Dolphins have had a very eventful last couple of months. The bullying scandal has been a hot topic of discussion since October and does not seem to be dying down anytime soon.
Timeline of Incognito saga:
October 30: Jonathan Martin reportedly leaves Dolphins
October 31: AP announces Martin left for "emotional issues"
November 2: Reports begin to surface that Martin was bullied
November 4: Incognito suspended by Dolphins
November 6: Roger Goodell retains Ted Wells for independent investigation
November 8: Martin began meeting NFL representative to investigate harassment
November 10: Incognito speaks for the first time to Fox Sports where he called Martin his "brother" and said, "If Jon would’ve came to me once or if one of our other teammates would’ve come to me once and said, 'Listen, lay off Jon. He’s had enough of it. It’s been too much,' I would’ve been the first person not only to change myself, but also to change the people around me".
February 12: Via personal Twitter account, Incognito: "I'm ready to move on with my life and career. I've been dragged through the mud for months by my "best friend" #betrayed #railroaded"
"Dear Jon Martin … The truth is going to bury you and your entire 'camp'. You could have told the truth the entire time".
February 14: Ted Wells releases report, finds "three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer."
February 14: Via personal Twitter account, Incognito: "You could not define me in 144 years let alone 144 pages Mr Wells. Thank you for your hard work and dedication."
February 18: Via personal Twitter account - Incognito: "I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)"
February 27: Incognito tells police that he is responsible for the damage inflicted on his Ferrari.
Incognito has yet to catch the eye of any NFL organization for the upcoming NFL season. While he is still hopeful to play again, the media whirlwind that seems to have followed him the past couple months may deter teams from looking his way.