My eye caught this news report headline that said “Incognito sent racist texts”. It sounded odd, like the headline writer had bungled badly. Surely, I thought to myself, it should read “Racist texts sent incognito” or better still “Racist texts sent anonymously”? I was intrigued enough to click the link and the story removed my confusion.
Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito sent text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin that were racist and threatening, two people familiar with the situation said Monday.
How did he acquire the name ‘Incognito’? Was his immigrant ancestor working undercover on a boat and when they landed at Ellis Island and he was asked for his name replied, “I am incognito”?
There must be an interesting story behind it.