It’s the 2013 D-Bag Awards. Continuing on Round One we come to the Sports Round.
Richie Incognito vs. Aaron Hernandez
In this corner we have Richie Incognito, the Miami Dolphin Guard who bullied Jonathan Martin. It was pure speculation that he did harass Martin but that all came to a head when a racial epithet laden voice mail came out and it was pretty apparent. Now, the defense is that Incognito was acting under orders to “toughen” up Martin and he just took it too far. Thing is, Incognito has had a reputation of bad behavior. In 2009 he was considered, by the Sporting News, as the NFL’s dirtiest, voted for by players. But, in other instances he’s been on the good end of things, so, which is it? Roid Rage, Douche bag tactics, or simple misunderstanding?
Now, in this corner we have Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot Tight End, who is currently a free agent and being investigated for murder. Prior to the charges, he allegedly shot Alex Bradley, a friend. But, Bradley declined to name Hernandez as the shooter and charges were dropped. Before that was a double homicide investigation in Boston. No arrest was made. And earlier, in 2007, he was involved in an altercation with a bar employee over a bill. After the argument ended, Hernandez decided to make sure the employee knew he won by punching him in the side of the head. Clearly, he got his point across.
So, who wins this round?
With a bullet… It’s Hernandez.
Um… yeah…. If we have to explain this to you, then you clearly do not understand. Look, we live in a day and age where bullying is a big deal. IT IS! Was I bullied as a kid? Of course. I was a glass wearing, brace wearing, dumpy clothes wearing nerd who got hounded by bullies all the time. I survived. That doesn’t make it right. It just meant I handled it better than some. Not everyone will overcome being bullied. But, I also didn’t end up dead. Hernandez, while still not convicted, has more and more evidence mounting against him. He’s just a big ole murderous douche, if convicted. Therefore, he’s our winner.