You may remember that we told you about the Miami Dolphins’ Jonathan Martin leaving his team after being bullied. Well, they think they caught one of the guys!
Richie Incognito has bounced around the NFL, with trouble following him nearly everywhere he goes. This time they caught up to him.
A horrible transcript was released of one of the messages Incognito left Martin in April 2013:
"Hey, wassup, you half n—– piece of s—. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s— in your f—ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your f—ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F— you, you're still a rookie. I'll kill you."
How anyone says those things, even jokingly, is just mind-blowing! There are also texts Incognito sent regarding lady parts and homosexuality.
Martin never said which teammates were bullying him, but this evidence was found during an investigation.
What’s worse is that Martin wasn’t even a rookie anymore, so if Incognito thought this was a form of hazing, he was very wrong.
The Dolphins have suspended Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team, and will likely cut him. A team source said:
"He's done. There are procedures in place, and everyone wants to be fair. The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he'll never play another game here."
GOOD! Nor should he anywhere until he cleans up his act because that is NO team player!
However, Incognito maintains that he's innocent and tweeted on Sunday:
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Apparently some people really did just take his manner as jokes. Former teammate David Garrard said:
"I would just say he's a jokester kind of guy. A good guy, but like all of us, you want to have your fair shake of pranks and stuff like that. … It's unfortunate. You never want it to get to a point where guys want to leave the team. You would hope other guys in the locker room would help police it. It's one of those situations that's sad to see."
There’s a difference between pranks and that voicemail (above)!
Also, in case you were wondering, Incognito has been in trouble since college when he was suspended by his Nebraska coach. The year after, he was dismissed by Oregon. He played for the St. Louis Rams for two days before he was cut due to personal fouls and arguing with the coach.
He sounds like a real gem of a human. NOT!!!
Incognito has expressed in the past that he has anger management issues and has also struggled with drug abuse.
Someone needs to get this guy to a place where he can talk out his problems and just be a better person.