The unresolved dispute between Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito is going to come back up this week. We’re still awaiting the report from the league’s independent investigator, slated to come out later this week.
Through a league source, The Big Lead has obtained the full transcript of over 1,000 text messages Incognito and Martin swapped between October 2012 and November 2013. The messages are what you’d expect from wealthy, young athletes: Incessant talk about partying, drinking, and chasing women. And there is plenty of bawdy back-and-forth banter that at times reads like a fraternity brother hazing a pledge. If Incognito was indeed tasked with ‘toughening up’ Martin – a question Dolphins coach Joe Philbin refused to answer in early November – did he cross a line? The text exchanges should offer some insight into the relationship between Incognito and Martin.
WARNING: There text message contain explicit and disturbing language.