According to Jason Cole of the National Football Post, offensive line leader and locker room bully Richie Incognito regularly held meetings for the line at strip clubs. Not all of his offensive line teammates were fond of it, particularly the ones with a wife or girlfriend.
If you didn’t attend, Incognito reportedly fined his teammates, which I can imagine went into some kind of lap dance fund. Incognito would also ridicule his teammates if they didn’t want to go.
I mean, no one wants to drink alone or go to the strip club in the middle of the day by themselves.
It still is a curious decision to force this upon his teammates. Cole makes it sound like more than one teammate wasn’t on board with attending the strip clubs, yet Incognito continued to press the issue.
Incognito regularly held meetings for the team’s offensive linemen at a South Florida strip club, demanding that other linemen attend at the location. Incognito went so far as to “fine” teammates in an erstwhile kangaroo court if they did not show up.
“Richie wanted to set up Richie’s world as a way for everybody to act,” a team source said. “Richie thinks everybody should act that way. He doesn’t get that some guys aren’t into that behav-ior. Some guys don’t want to constantly explain to their wife or girlfriend why they have to go to a strip club.”
If players didn’t go, Incognito would mock them for not being part of the group, one of the sources said.