Richie Incognito's Biggest Message Board Defender May Be His Dad
According to some investigative work from Barry Petchesky at Deadspin, Richie Incognito's last and biggest defender on the internet may, in fact, be his dad. Incognito, who is currently suspended indefinitely as the NFL investigates his involvement in the Jonathan Martin bullying case, received several impassioned defenses on the FinHeaven.com message boards from user idrd1949, a poster with Richie Incognito Sr.'s birthday and a username bearing the family's various initials.
Early this morning, a poster with the username "idrd1994" left an impassioned defense of Incognito on the FinHeaven message board. In it, he attacked both Martin and Mike Pouncey as "black brothers that do drugs on a regular basis," and asked readers to "pray [GM Jeff] Ireland and [coach Joe] Philbin die of AIDS." He blasts the team from top to bottom, claims Incognito is getting railroaded, and uses the "black people say the N-word in rap music" argument to dismiss claims that Incognito sent racial messages to Martin. He also implies that Martin has pondered suicide, and "does not belong in an NFL locker room."
I guess given enough time and enough forum posts, the "What are you his mom?" comeback was bound to eventually hit pretty close.