The Miami Dolphins locker room situation just keeps getting worse and worse. It all started with reports that offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the team because of bullying from his teammates. As more details emerged, lineman Richie Incognito was identified as the main bully.
Incognito vehemently denied the accusations on his Twitter account but was suspended indefinitely as the investigation continues. There were reports of racially charged and threatening texts and voice messages.
Now it seems that Deadspin has uncovered some interesting messages from someone with the username “idrd1994″ on the FinHeaven message board.
In it, he attacked both Martin and Mike Pouncey as “black brothers that do drugs on a regular basis,” and asked readers to “pray [GM Jeff] Ireland and [coach Joe] Philbin die of AIDS.” He blasts the team from top to bottom, claims Incognito is getting railroaded, and uses the “black people say the N-word in rap music” argument to dismiss claims that Incognito sent racial messages to Martin. He also implies that Martin has pondered suicide, and “does not belong in an NFL locker room.”
Deadspin does their usual sleuth work and uncovers more and more evidence that this mystery user is in fact Incognito’s father. Evidence ranges from his hyper-focus on the offensive line, talking about growing up in New Jersey and watching the Jets play at Shea Stadium, to moving to Arizona where Incognito Jr.
A Google search for “idrd1994″ turns up a number of posts on RC car message boards, from a poster claiming to live in Arizona—where the Incognitos moved when Richie Jr. was 11. “idrd1994″ is also a profile on MyLife.com, registered under one Richie Incognito, age 63, Glendale, Ariz.
There is a lot more evidence and information leading one to suspect that it is Richie Incognito Sr as well. Nevertheless, he is probably hurting his son and not helping him.
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