Richie Incognito speaks, Ben Tate chimes in

Down in South Florida, Richie Incognito was asked today about his scuffle with Texans defensive end Antonio Smith.

Smith will be suspended for one regular-season game and the remainder of the preseason after removing Incognito's helmet and swinging it at the Dolphins' guard, according to our Adam Schefter.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Incognito had this to say today:

“Football is an intense game. It’s played with a lot of passion, blood runs hot. I’ve been there. I’m no choirboy. People lost their cool and just thank God nobody got hurt.”

Meanwhile, Smith's teammate spoke up in his defense. Running back Ben Tate took to Twitter: