One strange aspect of the Richie Incognito story is the way his teammates have defended or brushed off his use of the most offensive word in American English. Shannon Sharpe finds this strange too, and on Sunday’s NFL Today pregame show, the usually jocular ex-Bronco angrily — but fairly — captured exactly what’s so upsetting about what seems to have happened inside the Dolphins franchise.
If you’re interested and have the time, Sharpe spoke at greater length about his childhood in the classic speech he delivered when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011. (Opening lines: “The people from the Hall of Fame tell me I only have eight to ten minutes to do this. No chance.”)