Richie Incognito was ‘product of the environment’

Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) prepares to block against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins locker room has found itself in the cross hairs of the national media this past week. Guard Richie Incognito is accused of bullying his teammate Jonathan Martin. One of the key pieces of evidence in the case is a voicemail that includes a racial slur and some threats. Incognito, who was suspended by the team, has an interview on FOX Sports airing on Sunday.

“All this stuff coming out, it speaks to the culture of our locker room, our closeness, our brotherhood, and the racism, the bad words, that’s what I regret most,” Incognito said in the FOX Sports interview. “But that’s product of the environment, and that’s something that we use all the time.”

The product of his environment line is interesting. Deadspin posted an article with a video from the New York Jets camp when they were on Hard Knocks, it includes sending a player to fight another player in an effort to toughen him up. They felt the fight might help Gholston become a better player.

“And that’s something that we use all the time,” Incognito said to FOX Sports.

“This isn’t an issue about bullying, this is of mine and Jon’s relationship,” Incognito said to FOX Sports. “You can ask anyone in the Miami locker room, ‘Who had Jon Martin’s back the absolute most?’ and they’ll undoubtedly tell you me.”

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito

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