Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito has more to worry about than locker room hazing allegations.
Turns out the suspended player, who has come under fire for bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, was investigated for harassing a volunteer at the Dolphins’ annual golf tournament and allegedly molesting her with a golf club
According to ESPN:
The original police report states that the alleged incident happened at the Turnberry Resort & Club in Aventura, but no charges were ever filed against Incognito.
The 34-year-old volunteer told police Incognito had been drinking and was “acting very inappropriate towards her,” and that she went to police after Incognito said he wouldn’t apologize.
The report states the the female volunteer told police that Incognito “used his golf club to touch her by rubbing it up against her vagina, then up her stomach then to her chest. He then used the club to knock a pair of sunglasses off the top of her head.
“After that, he proceeded to lean up against her buttocks with his private parts as if dancing, saying ‘Let it rain! Let it rain!'” the report states. “He finally finished his inappropriate behavior by emptying bottled water in her face.”
The woman told media outlets that she declined to talk in the past because of a confidentiality agreement. And it probably doesn’t make matters better for Incognito, who is accused of throwing racial epithets at the bi-racial Martin, that the woman is black, stirring the allegations that the lineman is racist (a claim other teammates deny).
If anything, the news of Incognito’s past actions are fueling the case brought forth by Martin, who alleges that the mistreatment went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing.
Martin’s attorney, David Cornwell, released this statement outlining the physical and verbal abuse Martin endured at the hands of Incognito and an unnamed Dolphins player who is said to have made a sexually explicit threat involving Martin’s sister.
Jonathan Martin’s toughness is not at issue. Jonathan has started every game with the Miami Dolphins since he was drafted in 2012. At Stanford, he was the anchor for Jim Harbaugh’s “smash mouth” brand of football and he protected Andrew Luck’s blind side.
The issue is Jonathan’s treatment by his teammates. Jonathan endured harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing. For the entire season-and-a-half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment. This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying. Despite these efforts, the taunting continued. Beyond the well-publicized voice mail with its racial epithet, Jonathan endured a malicious physical attack on him by a teammate, and daily vulgar comments such as the quote at the bottom. These facts are not in dispute.
Eventually, Jonathan made a difficult choice. Despite his love for football, Jonathan left the Dolphins. Jonathan looks forward to getting back to playing football. In the meantime, he will cooperate fully with the NFL investigation.
Quote from teammate: “We are going to run train on your sister. . . . She loves me. I am going to f–k her without a condom and c– in her c—.”
This case is getting more and more bizarre by the day. We’ll keep you updated.