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Incognito Must be Evaluated Before He Signs

Ian Rapoport reports that Richie Incognito may sign a contract with a new team, but that Incognito may not receive compensation or play until he undergoes a comprehensive [evaluation] by NFL-NFLPA designated medical advisors. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell then must review their report and approve or reject his ability to play.

The NFLwill have a hard timesuspending the free-agent guard sincethe Dolphins already suspended him during the 2013 season and the labor deal permits only one suspension per infraction.But that doesnt mean the NFL cant make it more difficult for Incognito to get back into the league.

Given Incognitos behavior, its fair for the league to have concerns.But, Incognito needs to treated consistently. If the NFL is using this requirement as a pretext for further punishment, then it could be even harder for Incognito to find a team.

While Incognito is known for being a bully, he still deserves the same treatment any other player or non-player would receive.

For more on this story visit: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk


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