Now we see why Richie Incognito went on a twitter rant earlier this week directed at Jonathan Martin. It wasn’t that long ago (literally last week) when Incognito showed his support for former teammate Jonathan Martin and had nothing but nice things to say about him and the situation. So it was shocking that out of nowhere a few days ago he decided to blast Martin on twitter. We wondered why would he randomly do that. Some people thought he must of gotten bad news from the independent investigation that was about to be completed, and boy were those assumptions correct. The report was released today and it blasts not only Incognito, but another teammate and the general manager as well. You can pretty much guarantee commissioner Goodell will be weighing in on the matter before the season starts and punishments will be expected. Hit the jump to see parts of the report.
The Report concludes that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer,” Wells said in a press release. “The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments.
The report definitely proves Martin was not lying and was not just trying to cover up a reason why he wanted to leave the team. But I am still on the fence with how I feel because at the end of the day you are a man, and a man would stand up for himself if he felt he was being disrespected. But nonetheless, it seems Incognito and others involved went overboard to a level that you just don’t do. This is far from the end of this story.