Richie Incognito’s Ironic New Job
Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito has a new role in his post NFL career. Incognito has been named a national ambassador for the Boo2Bullying organization. Boo2Bullying is a non profit organization hoping to eradicate bullying. Incognito said this in a press release about his new role
When I was young, I was a pretty big guy and I always felt out of place growing up," he said. "Most people don't know, but I was actually bullied in high school. A group of guys actually threw rocks at me. My dad told me not to worry and to focus on football. So I grinded, and at this point I was really starting to excel. After a few weeks of not letting it bother me, I actually became friends with the guys that bullied me. They are still my friends today, and anytime I go home now, I make sure we find some time to catch up. It just goes to show what can happen when you actually take the time to get to know someone, instead of treating them a certain way because they are different than you, Bullying is a national crisis and it is only getting worse with technology and social media. Today, there seems to be no escape from it with cyberbullying. Boo2Bullying is in alignment with my values and I can personally relate to it from both sides - being bullied and being accused of being a bully
Incognito's statement is a direct reference to the bullying controversy involving his former teammate with the Miami Dolphins Jonathan Martin in 2013. What do you make of Richie Incognito's new post football job? Let us know below.