Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Hartline says Jonathan Martin laughed at Incognito’s voice mail


Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is coming under fire for his bullying of teammate, tackle Jonathan Martin. At the center of all this controversy is a voice mail Incognito allegedly left.

“Hey, wassup, you half n—– piece of s—. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s— in your f—ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your f—ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F— you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline doesn’t understand what Martin is upset about, and that he was laughing about the voicemail initially.

“This is the same guy that was laughing about this voice mail at one point in time, first of all,” Hartline said of Martin, via NFL.com. “Second of all, I believe that if you look through the whole voice mail, there’s some things said that you probably shouldn’t say in general, friends or not friends. But I know for a fact, that I’ve said things to my friends that I kind of wish I’ve never said to, either.”

Then Hartline turned his sights on the media.

“They’re attacking our coach. They’re attacking the values of the rest of the people in this locker room, and they have the mike last,” Hartline said. “I mean, we were at a point where we weren’t told to say anything. We weren’t going to talk. There was an investigation, plain and simple. You guys expected that.

“And now we’re able to say our opinion and really protect ourselves from being bullied from you guys, because we weren’t talking. We weren’t fighting back. No one said a word. You had no comments from Richie, had no comments from us. … We’re kind of tired of it. We’re just going to do our point, and you guys can judge. But, honestly, it caught us all off guard, and it’s a shame it happened.”

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