Dolphins took immediate action on Richie Incognito offseason incident

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

When news emerged that Richie Incognito sexually harassed a female volunteer at a golf outing last year, coach Joe Philbin says the team took "immediate action."

Miami Dolphins head Joe Philbin addressed the media for the first time about an incident last year involving Richie Incognito at a team golf outing last year.

Philbin says Miami took "immediate action" and addressed the matter privately, via Pro Football Talk. "We were made of aware of the situation, we took immediate action," he said. "Any club action we took against any player would remain private."

Incognito was accused of sexually harassing a female volunteer at a Dolphins golf event. The Dolphins did not discuss what kind of action they took, and Philbin indicated that he would not discuss the incident any more.

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The Dolphins continue to be in the middle of a firestorm due to the ongoing saga involving Incognito and Jonathan Martin. Neither player will be with the team when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Philbin says that he wants the focus to stay on the game coming up and avoid any further distractions. That may be a tall order under the bright lights of ESPN on Monday Night Football.

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