The NFL is currently investigating claims that Richie Incognito has harassed fellow Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin since his rookie season last year. The team announced on Sunday that Incognito has been suspended indefinitely. On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared details of one voicemail Incognito reportedly left Martin back in April.
According to Schefter, the league has listened to a voicemail that contained the following message.
“Hey, wassup, you half n—er piece of sh–. I saw you on Twitter, you been training ten weeks. (I want to) sh– 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.”
Incognito and Martin obviously are not friends. That means you can’t argue that Incognito is just a person who crossed the line while joking around with his buddy. In fact, Incognito is said to have been one of Martin’s main tormentors, despite the fact that he tried to share a text conversation he had with Martin that proves otherwise.
It is also worth noting, as FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo pointed out, that a team trip to Las Vegas that Martin was allegedly forced to fund took place in April — the same month that the voicemail was reportedly left for Martin.
Another report from over the weekend claimed that Martin is “genuinely scared” of what Incognito might do to him, which could help explain why he called him “buddy” in a text message. This story gets more disturbing by the hour.
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