Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has repeatedly denied allegations of bullying teammate Jonathan Martin this year, but new evidence has shown otherwise.
According to TMZ, ESPN’s Adam Schefter heard a voice mail that Incognito left Martin, calling him a “half ni****” and threatening his life. Schefher transcribed the message as the following:
“Hey, wassup, you half n***** piece of s***. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s*** in your f****** mouth. [I'm going to] slap your f****** mouth. [I'm going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F*** you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”
Martin shocked the team last week when he announced he was taking a leave of absence. Soon after, reports surfaced of Incognito’s constant bullying towards Martin and other rookie players. He has since been suspended from the team.
Incognito hasn’t personally released a statement regarding the allegations, but he did claim that Schefher is slandering his name, posting this quote on Twitter:
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha
— Richie incognito (@68INCOGNITO) November 3, 2013
He also posted a link to the Dolphins’ statement:
“The Miami Dolphins, including Coach Joe Philbin and Jonathan’s teammates, have been in communication with Jonathan and his family since his departure from the club and continue to be in contact. Our primary concern for Jonathan is his overall health and well-being. As an organization, we take any accusations of player misconduct seriously. The notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally. The reports that the NFLPA is investigating our players are inaccurate. Additionally, the NFL offered its assistance during this time, which we appreciated and gladly accepted. We will continue to make Jonathan’s health and well-being a focus as we do with all of our players.”
Looks like no one is safe in the locker room…in high school or in the NFL.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY