More and more Miami Dolphins players are standing up for teammate Richie Incognito. That includes quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whose credit card Incognito allegedly sold to buy a jet ski.
“All I know about Richie is that he’s a great teammate to me,” Tannehill said. “I saw him be a great teammate all the time. Does he like to give guys a hard time? Yes. Does he like to pester guys and have fun? Yes. He brought a lot of laughter to this locker room. He brought a lot of cohesiveness to this locker room. He was the best teammate I could ask for.”
He is among the players who don’t understand why Jonathan Martin is causing all this controversy. He even said that the two were friends.
“If you asked Jonathan Martin who his best friend is on this team two weeks ago, he’d say Richie Incognito,” Tannehill said during a Wednesday media session. “(The) first guy to stand up for Jonathan when anything went down on the field — any kind of tussle — Richie was the first guy there. When they wanted to hang out outside of football, who was together? Richie and Jonathan. I’m not in those guys’ shoes. I can’t explain what’s going on.”