After Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was caught on camera calling some one a racial slur, the n-word, there was some backlash from his African-American teammates. Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has been accused of bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, who is half-black, and reportedly left a voicemail calling him a “half-n*****.”
Then, a video of Incognito in a shirtless rampage at a bar using the n-word emerged. Yet, there hasn’t been any backlash from his Dolphins teammates yet. No shock amongst black players that Incognito used the n-word or even disapproval and Miami Hearld’s Armando Salguero is reporting that it is because he is considered to be an ‘honorary black man.’
“Richie is honarary,” one player who left the Dolphins this offseason told Salguero. “I don’t expect you to understand because you’re not black. But being a black guy, being a brother is more than just about skin color. It’s about how you carry yourself. How you play. Where you come from. What you’ve experienced. A lot of things.”
Other Dolphins teammates have said similar things and said that they don’t believe Incognito is a racist.
“I don’t have a problem with Richie,” Mike Wallace said. “I love Richie.”
“I don’t think Richie is a racist,” cornerback Brent Grimes said.
“Richie Incognito isn’t a racist,” tight end Michael Egnew said.