We hashed all of this out back when it was fresh. The only thing I still can not grasp is, why team mates create barriers when they are on the same team. No, you don't have to go to the country club with another player (especially one you don't like on a personal level) or visit their home, etc. However, ponce in the locker room, everyone should at least have respect for each other in attempting to reach the same goals, team and personal. Don;t like someone, stay away, or let them stay away from you. Go out and do your jobs, then go your separate way after the games.
Richie seems to me to be a guy that isn't so much malicious as he just doesn't know where the lines in the sand are, (notably social issues) and if he does, it matters not.
I'm glad there is some optimism here. I wish there were 'leaks' that give credence to that type of optimism. Because... you know...
there is another (dark) side to that coin we caught a glimpse of last year and want to never see again.