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Oakland Raiders general manager defends signing Richie Incognito despite controversial suits

The Oakland Raiders signed offensive lineman Richie Incognito to a one-year deal Tuesday, despite a controversial past that includes a bullying scandal and multiple insurances with law enforcement. Time Pro Bowler Who didn't play one snap of football during the 2018 season. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 'NICK FOLES SKIPS ORGANIZED TEAM ACTIVITIES FOR' PERSONAL REASON ' all Boy Scouts, ”Mayock said. We've done our homework. We've talked to an awful lot of people. … We've talked to Richie. We've told Richie what we expect both on and off the field and we expect him to adhere to that. ” While Incognito could be on the offensive line when the Raiders play the Denver Broncos in Week 1 , the baggage Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito (64) warms up during an official team activity at the NFL football team's headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)       Incognito was placed on an "involuntary psychiatric team" in May 2018 after allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at South Florida gym employees and another patron. He reportedly responded to the government was spying on him. A few months later, Incognito was arrested in Arizona for allegedly threatening to shoot funeral home employees. Police later executed a search warrant on Incognito's pickup truck and recovered two glocks, three rifles and a silencer for handling. He played in disorderly conduct in that case in April While playing for the Miami Dolphins, Incognito was suspended for the eight games of the 2013 season…

The Oakland Raiders signed offensive lineman Richie Incognito to a one-year deal Tuesday, despite a controversial past that includes a bullying scandal and multiple insurances with law enforcement. Time Pro Bowler Who didn’t play one snap of football during the 2018 season.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS ‘NICK FOLES SKIPS ORGANIZED TEAM ACTIVITIES FOR’ PERSONAL REASON ‘

all Boy Scouts, ”Mayock said. We’ve done our homework. We’ve talked to an awful lot of people. … We’ve talked to Richie. We’ve told Richie what we expect both on and off the field and we expect him to adhere to that. ”

While Incognito could be on the offensive line when the Raiders play the Denver Broncos in Week 1

, the baggage

Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito (64) warms up during an official team activity at the NFL football team’s headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

Incognito was placed on an “involuntary psychiatric team” in May 2018 after allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at South Florida gym employees and another patron. He reportedly responded to the government was spying on him.

A few months later, Incognito was arrested in Arizona for allegedly threatening to shoot funeral home employees. Police later executed a search warrant on Incognito’s pickup truck and recovered two glocks, three rifles and a silencer for handling. He played in disorderly conduct in that case in April

While playing for the Miami Dolphins, Incognito was suspended for the eight games of the 2013 season after teammate Jonathan Martin quit the team and accused him of bullying. An NFL investigation determined that incognito and two other teammates had harassed martin.

Incognito could still face the suspension of the NFL over the 2018 incidents, according to USA Today.

, if you guys know. He did a great job at the workout. We’ve talked to the NFL, we’ve been in touch with them and there’s the chance there could be league discipline. We don’t know what it will be. But, again, it’s a one-year minimum, try-it deal and we feel that it’s just right to stay straight, but we can’t control what the NFL will do, ”Mayock said.

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Incognito also received support from new teammate Antonio Brown.

“Incognito is a great guy, super funny, really good personality,” Brown said. “Aggressive guy who loves the game of football. I think he’s coming in hungry and excited to be back out here. ”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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