In the statement, which was published by Pro Football Talk, Cornwell defended Martin’s toughness and said that is not the issue at hand. He says the issue is the way Martin has been treated by his teammates, which he says goes well beyond typical NFL hazing.
Cornwell also says Martin was friends with Richie Incognito and other teammates because he hoped that would help the bullying stop.
To quiet all doubters on the matter, Cornwell dropped this bomb at the end of the statement. Cornwell says this was a quote from one of Martin’s teammates:
“We are going to run train on your sister. . . . She loves me. I am going to f–k her without a condom and c– in her c—.”
I know people say the NFL locker room is different from most work environments, but I’m not sure how ANYONE could defend a statement like that. I wouldn’t want to be around anyone who said things like that and it’s easy to understand why Martin didn’t want to, either.
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 Incognito
Dolphins coaches reportedly asked Richie Incognito to toughen up Jonathan Martin
Richie Incognito makes first comments, says ‘this will pass’
Dolphins players reportedly felt Richie Incognito was ‘honorary’ black man
Brian Hartline: Jonathan Martin laughed at voicemail
Tyson Clabo: Jonathan Martin should stand up and be a man
Jeff Ireland reportedly advised Jonathan Martin to punch Richie Incognito
Richie Incognito accused of sexual harassment at 2012 golf event