Raiders guard Richie Incognito suspended two games

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The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito two games for violating the personal conduct policy, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team later confirmed the suspension.

The discipline is the result of Incognito's role in an April incident at an Arizona funeral home following his father's death. Incognito was arrested and subsequently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

The embattled lineman will be eligible to return for the Raiders' Week 3 game at the Minnesota Vikings. Oakland general manager Mike Mayock was aware of the likely discipline before signing Incognito to a one-year deal in May, Pelissero added.

The 36-year-old Incognito last played for the Buffalo Bills in 2017, earning a third consecutive Pro Bowl bid. He retired after the season, came out of retirement and then was cut by the Bills. The four-time Pro Bowler also sat out the entire 2014 season after being suspended for eight games during the previous season by the Miami Dolphins for detrimental conduct as a result of the bullying scandal.

"We've done a lot of homework on him, OK? I've known some of the line coaches he's played for, I've called several people around the league," Mayock said in May. "I feel comfortable that he's going to compete on the field and I feel comfortable that: A) he wants to compete off the field, and we're going to provide the infrastructure for him so at the end of the day I think it's a two-way street. We got to help him help himself."
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