Unkindest Cut: Richie Incognito Blasts Abuse of Redskins Rookie's Hair
When Washington Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker bailed on the team's skit night, he offered up a consequence to his 89 teammates he would soon regret:
"I'll cut my hair however you want to cut it."
Three choices were tabled, and Hocker plumped for this furry Beats gem:
No one ever said your rookie season would be easy... pic.twitter.com/KjZA3NCg5V— Zach Hocker (@zhocker18) July 31, 2014
The general reaction to the incident has been that it was harmless and all in good fun.
With one exception.
"I would never have stooped that low," Richie Incognito told The Daily Player from the drive-thru of an Arizona Taco Bell. "What they've put that poor young kid through makes me sick to my stomach."
This is what rookie hazing looks like. Redskins kicker Zach Hocker calls it the "horizontal Mohawk." pic.twitter.com/JptptYrzLP— Eric Kolenich (@EricKolenichRTD) July 31, 2014
You believe what has been done to Hocker is worse than your two year dismantling of Jonathan Martin?
"For sure. I only got into race, sexuality, threatening murder ... the sort of regular stuff we all like to have a laugh at. Hair is sacred, man -- just like it is with my black sisters."
"I will say this, though: in the team's defense, they are Redskins, so scalping is definitely their thing, yeah? Am I right? Yeah?"
Incognito remains indefintely black-balled from the NFL.