DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins starting guard Richie Incognito met with the media for the first time since a report surfaced involving an incident that took place this summer at a South Beach nightclub.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Incognito got into an altercation and punched a security guard. But the Miami Beach police report has no mention of Incognito throwing a punch.
Incognito briefly made a statement about the incident Thursday but wanted to focus on football.
“You know, I’m not going to touch it,” Incognito said after Thursday's practice. “We’ve addressed it as a team. We’ve addressed it with me and we’ve moved on. We’re focused on Tampa Bay right now.”
Incognito said he addressed the incident with the team “right after it went down,” which was on June 10, according to the police report. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin also briefly touched on the issue.
“As I’ve said many times, I’m concerned at all times that players represent the organization the right way on and off the field,” Philbin said. “At the present time, my entire focus is on Tampa Bay and getting our football team ready to play the 2013 NFL season.”
Incognito has made headlines twice this week. In addition to this report, Houston Texans defensive tackle Antonio Smith ripped Incognito’s helmet off and swung it at him last weekend. That caused Smith to get suspended for the final two preseason games and Houston’s regular-season opener.