Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) Says Chiefs Wouldn’t Draft Richie Incognito Because of Him

Updated: November 5, 2013

Do media people have a say in NFL Draft picks? Would you be surprised if I told you they actually can? Well you shouldn’t be surprised because I may have just a little intel on this subject. After all, this blog has achieved over 4 million unique visitors since it’s creation.

In my time writing this blog I’ve been given all sorts of tips on players. Some I cannot publish, some I did. I’ve been told of certain college players drunken exploits, private coaching results, and more all in an effort to either build or kill buzz for certain players.

The good thing is that I am independent, so every word published here has been my own opinion with no influence from the outside.

Here is the thing though, you would be crazy to learn who pays attention to what you say when you have enough influence. Is it possible that an NFL club be afraid of the city’s top sports reporter? According to Jason Whitlock, the answer is yes. The Chiefs allegedly passed on Richie Incognitio in the 2005 draft due to Whitlock’s presence.

We’ve all seen how Incognito has played and to put it lightly he is a loose kind of guy. Any team that brings a guy like that in their locker room either have strong leadership in place, or are blinded by the talent and don’t care what the repercussions are (whassup Jaguars…)

Of course you shouldn’t take Whitlock’s word for gospel here. After all, Richie did get drafted to the St. Louis Rams…. who also play in Missouri.

I have nothing to add on the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito situation that you can’t hear anywhere else. It’s unacceptable behavior by a professional.


  1. Jose Torres

    November 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

    So sarcasm/humor doesn’t translate well for you on Twitter huh? Congratulations on the clicks though, no matter how stupid this post was. You must not have followed Whitlock for a long time if you actually think he was being serious, but hey, he also said he played QB for Michigan, maybe you should report on that too.

  2. matt

    November 5, 2013 at 8:59 am

    he was kidding. it was a joke.

  3. JRutt

    November 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

    You clearly don’t follow him very closely. He was kidding. You also probably think he hates Le Batard.