Richie Incognito could have become a footnote in NFL history as the guy who got in trouble for bullying a teammate and trainer. That might still be the case.
"There were a lot of things said and done that I wish I could change," Incognito said 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."
"There were some dark days where I didn't think I was ever going to play again, and it really fueled me to work hard," he added. "It really forced me to go back and really look at things and say, 'Is this still important to you? Is this still what you want?' And the answer was always a resounding, 'Yes.' "
If he can still play, he could end up as a starter with a Rex Ryan team that plans to run, run, run, then run some more in 2015.