Originally Posted by KeylessEntry
The fact that he was on the team leadership council doesnt really mean much imo. There are a lot of reasons an asshole could end up on a council like that, maybe a lot of his teammates did like him (doesnt mean he is a nice guy), maybe he bullied people into putting him there, who knows?
Perhaps Vicks rep was worse than Incognitos with the average american (this could change, depending on how the incognito story develops), but Vick was never a locker room cancer. Vick did commit a terrible crime in his free time, but he served his time and paid his debts. On the other hand, Incognito just sounds like a piece of shit who abuses teammates that he perceives to be lesser, and that is something you just cant have if you want a healthy and functional team. In my opinion, guys who destroy a team from the inside out are a completely different story from guys who destroy a team by doing something stupid in their free time.
I would never want this dude on the Pats. But he doesn't have to win over you or me or any kind of majority opinion. If Incognito isn't just completely insane he's at least going to make a show of contrition, go to "rehab," etc. His agent will call every team in the league while he goes on his PR push and they just need one team to decide they need a lineman bad enough to roll the dice on this guy at the minimum.