On the heels of Sunday's news that the Miami Dolphins suspended Richie Incognito following complaints issued by a teammate, on Monday night "Piers Morgan Live" invited former Dolphin Channing Crowder to offer his perspective.
"[Incognito] is a guy that needs to know his place with you," said the man who started 74 games for Miami between 2005 and 2010. "He came on the team, I was kind of that alpha male on the team when he got there. There was a couple of us. The funny thing to say is, when you have a bunch of alphas, they either fight, or they kind of gain an alliance. He came on the team, and he kind of tests people. He tries to test you to see if you have enough manhood, if you have enough testosterone."
Incognito is accused of verbally harassing fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, including leaving offensive voice mails which contained racial slurs and violent threats. According to Crowder, such behavior is consistent with the 30-year-old's past behavior:
"[Richie] got in trouble with other teams, always top three on the dirtiest players in the NFL list. He is a alpha of all alphas, and Jonathan Martin wasn't used to that," he declared. "This is an unprecedented situation in the NFL. Bullying, amongst 300 plus pound men, but now we see when it came out, the text message, the voice mails, and Jonathan Martin couldn't deal with it."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Crowder, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Twitter
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Instagram