Richie Incognito calls out Adam Schefter over harassment claim

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Update: Dolphins suspend Richie Incognito

Miami Dolphins starting right tackle Jonathan Martin left the team last week because of emotional issues.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported Friday that guard Richie Incognito could be investigated by the NFLPA for his role in Martin’s decision to leave the team following a prank members of the offensive line played on Martin during lunch.

On Saturday, Incognito called out Adam Schefter via Twitter.

The Dolphins issued a statement on Martin’s absence from the team:

“The Miami Dolphins, including Coach Joe Philbin and Jonathan’s teammates, have been in communication with Jonathan and his family since his departure from the club and continue to be in contact. Our primary concern for Jonathan is his overall health and well-being. As an organization, we take any accusations of player misconduct seriously. The notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally. The reports that the NFLPA is investigating our players are inaccurate. Additionally, the NFL offered its assistance during this time, which we appreciated and gladly accepted. We will continue to make Jonathan’s health and well-being a focus as we do with all of our players.”

Update from ESPN.com:

Sources told ESPN that one of the significant allegations being reviewed is that Incognito got Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a group of Dolphins last summer, even though Martin preferred not to travel with the group.

Rather than go, Martin simply gave Incognito the $15,000, sources told ESPN, fearing the consequences if he did not hand over the money.

Update from Dolphins:

“We received notification today from Jonathan’s representation about allegations of player misconduct. We are taking these allegations very seriously and plan to review the matter further. We have also reached out to the NFL and asked them to conduct an objective and thorough review. As an organization, we are committed to a culture of team-first accountability and respect for one another.”

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  • Russell C.

    WTF over. I agree with both sides in this situation. Incognito has a point about being slandered without any real sources to back up the story. Martin has a valid reason for leaving the team if this kind of garbage is going on. I guess we will find out the truth eventually.

    • Hedgehog!

      Martin should of just said,”Use your own fucn money” “Its not my respnsibility to pay for your fun”