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Buffalo Bills G Richie Incognito said this week that he was thankful for being given a chance to return to football after being the culprit in a serious bullying scandal in 2013.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the former Miami Dolphins G who signed a one-year deal with Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills in February said he hopes he has a chance to demonstrate how much he’s changed since he was expelled from the league in 2013.
“There were a lot of things said and done that I wish I could change,” Incognito said on Monday,according to The Associated Press. “I think I can use this situation to shed light on a sensitive subject, as well as kind of put my best foot forward and show that I have grown and have learned from this situation.”
Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins in 2013 for making threatening comments and sending inappropriate text messages to then-teammate Jonathan Martin. He was released from the team after the season and was out of football in 2014. Incognito previously had a short stint with the Bills in 2009 after being released by the St. Louis Rams, but signed with the Dolphins in 2010. He started a career-high 55 games with the Dolphins and made his first and only Pro Bowl with the team in 2012.