'The stress is killing me'

Former Husker Richie Incognito says he’s ‘done’ in NFL reportedly dealing with medical issues

Richie Incognito spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills and made the Pro Bowl each year

Incognito told Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News that his reason for retiring is medical.

Buffalo Bills left guard Richie Incognito is retiring from the National Football League because of what he claims are kidney and liver issues connected to stress.

While there hasn't been an official story or an announcement from the Bills, it makes you wonder what's going on.

"I'm done, I'm done, that's it", Incognito told the News.

Incognito was a key part of the Bills line last season - which also lost Eric Wood to retirement this offseason as well. I'm thrilled to be returning this season and fired up to get back to work with my #BuffaloBills brothers.


Incognito, who just restructured the final year of his contract with the Bills to accept a pay cut of almost $1.7 million (U.S.), will turn 35 in July and played 11 seasons in the NFL. "That's it." Incognito added he is experiencing liver and kidney problems and is being affected by stress. "Nothing I can't restore with some balance, but the stress is killing me". Most recently, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue claimed that Incognito hurled "some weak racist slurs" his way during a playoff game in January, although Bills General Manager Brandon Beane described that as "a misunderstanding" and the two players subsequently "hugged it out" after Incognito said he apologized at the Pro Bowl. "And I said, 'Listen, I'm just doing what I love and that's playing football.' So that's why I'm done".

Richie Incognito has had a pretty interesting career.

That launched an inquiry that lasted months by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells, who determined that Pouncey, Incognito and Jerry engaged in a pattern of abuse.

Incognito, who turns 35 in July, made the Pro Bowl four times, including three times with the Bills. The Bills also traded offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals.

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