At this point, no news that comes from former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is shocking, even when he is taking a baseball bat to a Ferrari. Still, Incognito’s reaction to Phoenix Fox affiliate KSAZ added to the oddity of the situation the lineman finds himself in.
At this point fans might think the Miami Dolphins have had enough of Jonathan Martin, but that’s not the case according to CBSSports.com’s Jason LaCanfora.
As the Miami Dolphins franchise tries to put the ugly incident surrounding Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin behind it; the team’s union representative tried to blast the report while admitting he never read it.
An intense Joe Philbin met the media in Indianapolis gathered for the annual Scouting Combine and finally addressed the aftermath of the Ted Wells report that showed his players were harassing each other and other staffers.
Just before Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins, the team acquired left tackle Bryant McKinnie in a trade. McKinnie was in the locker room for a short time with both Martin and Incognito and shared his thoughts on the Wells report, the locker room culture and the Dolphins to CBSMiami.
While most of the stories surrounding the text messages between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito have focused on the relationship between the two players, a secondary issue could put both players at risk of further suspension.
A day after Jonathan Martin made his first public comments on his alleged harassment at the hands of teammates; former Dolphin Richie Incognito’s attorney released some of the text messages Martin sent him that showed two players, possibly friends, talking right through Martin leaving the team.
Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin broke his silence about the alleged harassment he received from teammates, but there’s also an unresolved issue based on the story he told to former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC.
In an exclusive interview with former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC and is an outside adviser for the Miami Dolphins looking into the allegations of harassment, Jonathan Martin said racial and aggressive talk made by multiple teammates played a role in him leaving the team.
The Miami Dolphins has plenty on the plate with looking for a general manager and offensive coordinator, but now one of the biggest distractions of the 2013 season is coming back to the forefront.