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November 4th, 2013
11:11 PM ET

Channing Crowder on Richie Incognito: "Always top three on the dirtiest players in the NFL list"

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."

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  1. Davin

    Channing Crowder – Please don't be associating Richie Incognito with Nebraska football. He played two seasons here, and when he started acting like a creep, he was kicked off the team. He was also kicked out of Oregon because they also didn't want to put up with him. If anything, he grew up in Jersey and you can complain about them if you want, but please leave us out of it.

    November 5, 2013 at 3:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. honeydidyouseethat?

    Am wondering why anyone, regardless of weight, occupation, has to deal with bullying?

    November 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Barbara Miles

    Wanted to just ask Piers if he would call the PM of the UK an incompetent liar on TV because a healthcare website did not work, and the President did say that those with health care could keep it. He spent the entire interview with Mitt Romney's wife bowing and scraping, it was hilarious, I guess she is considered American royalty because of her big bucks. He even got her to admit that the President was an incompetent liar too... Way to go Piers, you just lost another person, and CNN another viewer. Guess who lost the elections? Yes the GOP, and who will not win again unless their act is cleaned up....guessed...yep you got it. The demographics do not lie. Tone down the rhetoric, its rude and unbecoming.

    November 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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