ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson is more troubled than he is surprised by the news surrounding suspended Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito.
Olson spent two years coaching Incognito when the two were together in St. Louis from 2006-07. While Olson didn’t have any problems with the player himself, he said Incognito appeared to be a player who “was going to need help” after he and former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo got into a heated confrontation.
Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins on Sunday night for conduct detrimental to the team amid accusations he bullied and threatened teammate Jonathan Martin, who has since left the team.
Olson spoke with Incognito this week and said the Miami lineman believes the situation has been taken out of context.