Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin

A lot of press surrounding the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin drama has been negative, well now we’re hearing from teammates that are defending Richie.  Check out what they had to say about the situation & weigh in…




Veteran Miami Dolphins players offered overwhelming support for suspended guardRichie Incognito on Wednesday, while also displaying anger toward second-year offensive tackleJonathan Martin, who left the team last week after claims of harassment and misconduct.

“I think if you have a problem with somebody — a legitimate problem with somebody — you should say, ‘I have a problem with this,’ and stand up and be a man,” Dolphins offensive tackle Tyson Clabo said. “I don’t think what happened is necessary. I don’t know why he’s doing this, and the only person who knows why is Jonathan Martin.”

Some Dolphins players were aware of the contents in the voice mail, but many defended Incognito against claims that he is racist and intended to harm Martin.

“I never thought it was a death threat,” Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline said. “I never thought he was actually going to do the things he said. If you can’t take validity from one part of the voice mail, how do you take validity from the whole voice mail? You can’t pick and choose what parts count and which parts don’t count.”

Dolphins players described Incognito and Martin as good friends. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill even described Martin as a protégé of Incognito’s.

“Richie said, ‘Jonathan is like my little brother,'” Tannehill said of a past conversation. “I think that’s an accurate depiction. He gave him a hard time. He messed with him. But he was the first one there to have his back in any situation.”

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