FORT LAUDERDALE — Other than a few Miami Dolphins teammates like receiver Mike Wallace, it’s not easy these days to find folks willing to defend the character of suspended guard Richie Incognito.
His ex-girlfriend, however, says she has fond memories of Incognito.
Missouri miss Madison Yates, 26, recently broke up with Incognito among rumors that Incognito’s gruff and temperamental ways got the best of that relationship.
I’m told the two met when Incognito played for the St. Louis Rams, and Yates followed her fellow to South Florida when he got picked up by the Fins in 2009. In time, she became a waitress at American Social, a bar on Las Olas.
We reached out to Yates, who’s described as a tiny red head with some plastic enhancements, and she emailed a statement saying she has warm feelings about the big guy.
“Richie was nothing but kind to me and a great friend,” Yates wrote. “I have no further comment.”
She did not respond to a follow-up email asking exactly why the two broke up.