Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito narrowly escaped serious injury during an altercation with Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith. During the incident, Smith ripped off Incognito’s helmet after the play and used it as a weapon to swing at Incognito’s head.
Luckily, Incognito got out of the way.
As a result of the play, Smith was handed down punishment by the NFL that leaves him suspended for the remainder of the preseason and the first game of the regular season.
On Tuesday, Incognito spoke up about the incident and was just happy that nothing bad happened to either player.
“Football’s an intense game, it’s played with a lot of passion, blood runs hot, I’ve been there, I’m no choir boy,” Incognito said after practice, via Pro Football Talk. ”People lost their cool, just thank God no one got hurt.”
While Incognito was thankful to avoid injury, he would not go in to specifics that led to Smith’s boiling point.
“You know I’m not really going to touch on anything like that, I’m moving past it and just moving on to the Tampa Bay game,” he added.
With Incognito’s comments, he is now ready to put the latest dust up with Smith behind him and look forward to what is ahead for the Miami Dolphins in the 2013-14 NFL season.
“I’ve made my statement on that, I’m moving on from the Houston game, we’ve got Tampa coming in and I’m focused on the home opener,” Incognito said.