The NFL landscape has been shocked by the developments in the bullying situation between Miami Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. One of the most shocking bits to emerge was a voice mail where Incognito calls Martin a racial slur and threatens to slap him in the face and punctuates it with “I’ll kill you.”
Then a video of Incognito in a belligerent and shirtless rampage, that was likely alcohol-fueled, at a bar emerged. In the video he yells to his teammate “Mike Pouncey, n****!” It doesn’t seem to be in a threatening or negative way, to give Incognito that. It still doesn’t it make it right or acceptable.
Now former NFL defensive lineman Warren Sapp is claiming that Incognito called him that same slur on the field once. This was definitely in a negative way and Incognito also kicked him in the process.
“One time he kicked me in a game and called me the N-word.” Warren Sapp on Richie Incognito. @dpshow
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) November 6, 2013
Sapp isn’t the first opponent of Incognito’s to come out and make a claim that Incognito was a dirty player. He is the first that has claimed he used a racial slur.
“He’s been getting away with a lot of stuff,” Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett said. “His whole makeup is playing dirty and trying to hurt guys. Like I say, just Google it up. There are so many incidents where he’s trying to hurt guys and physically bully guys. I’m glad certain guys are standing up for themselves. I hope the guy from the Dolphins is able to get some help, rebound and continue his career.”