Arizona Cardinals defensive end Nick Eason is spitting mad at one of the offensive linemen he will be facing in Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET home game versus Miami.
Eason has accused Dolphins right guard Richie Incognito of expectorating in his face during a 2010 game while the former was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Eason, who is expected to start against Miami in place of the injured Darnell Dockett (hamstring), said Friday night that the incident has made him "really excited for the opportunity to play against the guy."
"I've never had a player or person in my life spit in my face," Eason told me and co-host Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "It took everything in my power to restrain myself."
Incognito is no stranger to controversy. Voted one of the league's dirtiest players by his peers in several media polls conducted during an eight-year NFL career, Incognito had a well-publicized dust-up with Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith in Miami's season-opener.