Richie Incognito is mad. Very mad.
Last week news broke that Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin left the team reportedly due to bullying. On Friday ESPN reported that Incognito’s alleged role in the bullying was being investigated by the NFLPA.
Sunday morning the Dolphins released a statement that reports of the NFLPA investigating any Miami players for their role in Martin’s departure from the team was inaccurate. Miami’s statement also said this about the bullying reports:
"The notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally."
In the wake of the statement’s release Incognito, as you do, took to Twitter to call out ESPN’s Adam Schefter — among other media outlets — for slandering his name.
CBS’s Jason La Canfora reports that NFLPA Director DeMaurice Smith has been in contact with Incognito according to sources.
It sounds as if Martin might not return to the team unless major changes come to the locker room via Ian Rapoport. He would then be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
The biggest revelation comes from Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, who reported more information as to why Martin left the team. Pro Football Talk has the details from ESPN’s pregame show, which include Incognito coercing Martin into spending $15,000 for a lineman trip to Las Vegas.
Miami Herald beat reporter Adam Beasley offers some details into the Dolphins situation, too.