Attorney David Cornwell shared on Twitter what he says was the “I will murder your whole” family text message Jonathan Martin sent to Richie Incognito, and it turns out the text was a photo-based meme rather than typed out words.
Cornwell shared a photo of the meme image Martin sent Incognito. Beware – there is a bad word in the image that may be offensive.
JMart's text 2 Richie Incognito. U decide….. pic.twitter.com/IrgdNnhGe2
— David Cornwell (@wmdavidcornwell) November 10, 2013
During his sit-down interview with FOX’s Jay Glazer, Incognito said Martin texted him that he was going to murder his whole family, but he knew that was in jest. He said that’s the way they communicated.
“A week before this went down, Jonathan Martin texted me on my phone, I will murder your whole effing family. Now, did I think Jonathan Martin was going to murder by family? Not one bit.
“He texted me that. I didn’t think he was going to kill my family. I knew it was coming from a brother. I knew it was coming from a friend. I knew it was coming from a teammate. That just puts into context how we communicate with one another.”
Of course Incognito didn’t take it seriously because if you look at the photo, you’ll know it’s a joke, not a threat.
As Cornwell showed us, sometimes things can be much different from how they appear on the surface. And that’s probably the case with Incognito, whose reported actions have lost context at times.
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
Dolphins player told Jonathan Martin he was going to f— his sister
Richie Incognito reportedly held O-line meetings at strip clubs