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Richie Incognito remains silent on fracas in June

 

dneal@MiamiHerald.com

Unsurprisingly, the Dolphins and guard Richie Incognito weren’t jumping to elaborate on the June fight at Miami Beach’s Club Liv involving Incognito, at least one of Incognito’s friends and security guard Carlos Joseph, a former University of Miami player.

Incognito waited for the media to assemble, then said, “I’m not going to touch it.

“It’s something we’ve addressed with the team with me, and we’ve moved on from it.”

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin refused any further comment on the incident.

Incognito said he and the team talked about it back in June.

The incident came to public light Wednesday when ESPN reported that Incognito had knocked out a Club Liv security guard in an altercation.

The Miami Beach police report differed greatly from that account.

For one thing, Joseph wasn’t cold-cocked. He told police he and Incognito got into a fight after Incognito’s friends refused to move back from the stage.

Incognito, who was the one who called the police and bore facial marks of being struck, told the officers he wasn’t’ in a fight, but was trying to break up a fight between one of his friends and Joseph.

Incognito was issued only a trespassing warning.

Last-play work

The Dolphins have gone into regular-season mode — practice was closed to the media after the first 30 minutes. During that time, the Dolphins worked on last-minute/last-play situations when the offense needs a touchdown — catching a pass and getting out of bounds to set up a Hail Mary, the Hail Mary itself and a final play from the 25-yard line.

TD streak

Wide receiver Mike Wallace chuckled that he would like to keep his Sun Life Stadium touchdown streak going and “score every time we play there.”

In his two previous games at Sun Life, while with Pittsburgh, Wallace caught only four passes for 117 yards.

But that includes a 54-yard touchdown long completion in the Steelers’ 30-24 win in the 2009 season finale and a 53-yard completion in the 23-22 Dolphins’ loss the following October.

Ross optimistic

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Thursday night that he believes his team is on track to becoming a Super Bowl contender, adding: “I think we’re putting together the right ingredients.”

Speaking to some 9,000 Dolphins fans via conference call, Ross said the team’s speed has “increased dramatically,” predicting a lot of “exciting football” in 2013.

Ross also called free-agent pickup Wallace “one of the fastest receivers in the league” and thinks first-round pick Dion Jordan will become a “great” player.

Miami Herald sportswriter Adam H. Beasley contributed to this report.

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