What started out as an investigation into whether or not Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito harassed teammate Jonathan Martin has turned into a full-blown attack on Incognito’s character. Over the past 24 hours, we have learned that Incognito was accused of sexually harassing a volunteer at a golf event by touching her inappropriately with a golf club. Now, a report claims he used to frequent strip clubs and try to force his teammates to do the same.
According to National Football Post’s Jason Cole, two sources claim Incognito “regularly held meetings for the team’s offensive linemen at a South Florida strip club.” Incognito reportedly demanded that the other linemen attend and would “fine” them if they did not.
“Richie wanted to set up Richie’s world as a way for everybody to act,” a team source reportedly told Cole. “Richie thinks everybody should act that way. He doesn’t get that some guys aren’t into that behavior. Some guys don’t want to constantly explain to their wife or girlfriend why they have to go to a strip club.”
One of the sources added that Incognito would mock any member of the team who chose not to attend and make them feel ostracized.
We don’t know for sure if Incognito was the one who sent that digesting text message about Martin’s sister, but would you be surprised? I know there are people who feel that Incognito has become a scape goat for a culture that is prevalent across the NFL, but there’s usually smoke where there’s fire. Going to the strip club isn’t a big deal. Forcing everyone to be just like you and punishing them if they’re not is obnoxious at the very least.
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