A new report from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Incognito, who is considered a leader on the team’s offensive line, was encouraged to make a phone call to the 2012 second-round draft pick during the spring after Martin missed two days of OTA workouts. The Sun-Sentinel says Incognito was encouraged to make a call that would get Martin “into the fold.” It’s believed that in response, Incognito made the now-infamous call where he called Martin a “half-n—er” and threatened to kill him.
Sources admitted to the Sun-Sentinel that Incognito took matters too far with Martin.
Martin has been away from the team for over a week after abruptly leaving following a cafeteria prank pulled on him by the team’s other linemen. There is no word regarding when he might return to the team, though he has been said to be “genuinely scared” of what Incognito might do to him.
Incognito, who has been with the Dolphins since 2010, is a member of the team’s leadership council. He was suspended by the team indefinitely on Sunday night.
Full Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin history:
Jonathan Martin reportedly went AWOL after cafeteria prank
Jonathan Martin reportedly called ‘Big Weirdo,’ bullied by teammates
Richie Incognito said to be one of Jonathan Martin’s main tormenters
Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito text message conversation
Jonathan Martin reportedly left Dolphins because of emotional issues, not bullying
Jonathan Martin ‘genuinely scared’ of what Richie Incognito might do to him
Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins
Richie Incognito reportedly told Jonathan Martin ‘I’ll kill you’ in racially charged voicemail
Report: Richie Incognito will never play for Dolphins again
Video: Richie Incognito dropped N-bomb during fit of rage at a bar
Antrel Rolle: Jonathan Martin is a ‘grown-ass man,’ just as much to blame as Richie Incognito