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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Rams briefly bench Incognito

By Mike Sando

Rams guard Richie Incognito is bolstering his reputation as one of the NFL's dirtiest players.

Officials flagged him for a 15-yard personal foul after Incognito head butted the Titans' Sen'Derrick Marks. Marks and Incognito appeared to be bantering after the play, but their exchange did not appear unusual until Incognito slammed his helmet into Marks' helmet.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo briefly benched Incognito, replacing him with Mark Setterstrom.

That is the right move. Intensity is fine, but Incognito crosses the line too frequently. No team can afford to risk regular 15-yard penalties.

Incognito simply cannot be trusted.