Report: Richie Incognito Played Main Role In Bullying Jonathan Martin

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The NFLPA is investigating Jonathan Martin's "emotional breakdown," and according to one report, offensive lineman Richie Incognito was one of Martin's main harassers since Martin was a rookie in 2012.

From Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN:

One high-ranking Dolphins official who did not want to be identified defended Incognito as a player who has been a "model citizen" and was mystified by any allegations related to Incognito.

Meanwhile, several sources insisted Incognito was involved, adding that the incident was not isolated and extended to 2012, when Martin was a second-round draft pick by the team. One source said any emotional issues Martin is experiencing are directly related to his harassment.


As NESN's Doug Kyed pointed out Thursday, Incognito messed with then-rookie tight end Michael Egnew in 2012, which was captured by that year's Hard Knocks. In the following clip, Incognito figures out Egnew's iPad password, fools around on his Facebook, and makes fun of Egnew's fiancée.

Photo: J Pat Carter/AP