The long awaited report regarding the situation in the Miami Dolphins organization, namely between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, has finally been released. While Incognito promised that the report would clear his name the consensus seems to be the exact opposite.
One of the centerpieces of the report was a “fine book” that listed dollar amounts for “a variety of trivial and often sophomoric offenses, such as farting, arriving late for meetings, failing to provide candy, having ‘stinky dreads’ or wearing ‘ugly ass shoes,’” as the report describes it.
Incognito was assessed a $200 fine for “breaking J-Mart,” while Nate Garner was given a $250 bonus for not breaking first.
The report also details text messages between Incognito and Mike Pouncey and Garner in early November after the scandal broke, asking them to destroy the fine book saying: ”They’re going to suspend me. Please destroy the fine book first thing in the morning.”
Incognito’s reasoning was that the book would be misunderstood. You’d think after the bountygate scandal in New Orleans football players would learn about leaving a paper trail. Maybe for Martin it is a good thing they weren’t that smart.
See a sheet from the fine book below: