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Raiders guard Richie Incognito suspended for first two games of 2019 season

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NFL: Oakland Raiders-OTA Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

When the Raiders signed guard Richie Incognito several weeks ago to fill their interior line depth, they were well aware that a suspension was likely coming from the league for him. And today that suspension was handed down, as Incognito was given a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

The massive guard pled guilty twice last year to charges stemming from two separate incidents, one where he caused a ruckus at a funeral home following the death of his father and another where he punched a hole in a wall at his grandmother’s home and ripped a security system control box from a wall.

Since joining the Raiders, however, Incognito has been on his best behavior (and probably whatever medicine he’s been prescribed as well), with his teammates giving him glowing reviews during OTAs. Incognito will now miss the Raiders’ first two games, at home against the Broncos and Chiefs, but hopefully he will stay on the right track and be an asset for the remainder of the season as the Raiders take on a truly brutal schedule.