Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Incognito cannot play this football season
EUGENE, Ore. -- Former Nebraska center Richie Incognito, who
withdrew from school after being suspended from the team for
disciplinary problems, has enrolled at Oregon.
Incognito could join Oregon practices in the next week pending
physical exams, but is ineligible to play this season under NCAA
Oregon coach Mike Bellotti has stipulated that Incognito
complete an anger-management course and adhere to a strict code of
"My point is, he will not represent the University of Oregon on
the football field until next year -- if he makes it through
everything we do," Bellotti said Tuesday. "He is committed to it,
his parents are committed to it. He will be going through certain
things that will help if he has anger-management issues."
Incognito, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior from Glendale, Ariz.,
was an all-Big 12 selection last year. He has one season of
The Cornhuskers suspended him indefinitely for what coach Bill
Callahan called repeated violations of team rules.
In February, Incognito was charged with three counts of assault
stemming from a fight at a party. He was found guilty of one
misdemeanor assault charge after a three-day trial in June and paid
a $500 fine.
Another charge was dismissed and he was found innocent of the
The university also announced Tuesday that sophomore wide
receiver Jordan Carey had been dismissed from the Ducks for
repeated violations of team rules.