Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The camp of Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito released a transcript of text messages between him and Jonathan Martin to prove that they talking and insulting each other like they were friends.
Mark Schamel, a lawyer for Incognito, released 40 pages of texts between Incognito and Martin dating back to December 2012.
Schamel made the move one day after saying that Martin’s comments and texts to Incognito were just as vulgar as the ones his client sent to Martin.
The league is expected to release its report on the Dolphins bullying case at some point after the Super Bowl. The NFLPA is also wrapping up its own probe on the controversy,
Earlier, the NFLPA said that Martin refused to speak with attorney Richard Smith, who the union retained in November to interview witnesses and examine team management’s role in Martin leaving the Dolphins.
According to the transcript released by Schamel, one of the graphic exchanges was dated Dec. 17, 2012. At one point during the conversation, Martin told Incognito, “Ima egg your house & light a bag of s— on fire then ring your doorbell.”
The teammates continued their banter, with Incognito responding, “I’m going to shoot you and claim self defense. I’m white ur black I’ll walk.”
Martin answered, saying, “I’m gonna give McDonald bath salts and lock him in your house with a tranquilizer gun & a box of sand paper condoms.” Incognito replied to Martin, “Hahaha.”
According to the report, Incognito and Martin returned to texting the next day as if nothing happened. Other texts released by Schamel showed similar exchanges between Incognito and Martin over the next several months, some that contained “threats” and talk about women, among other things.
The two players exchanged text messages even after Martin left the Dolphins in October due to alleged bullying.
Incognito repeatedly asked Martin to call him and asked him if he was OK. Martin responded Nov. 1, saying, “Wassup man? The world’s gone crazy lol I’m good tho congrats on the win.”
Incognito replied, “Thanks dude. It’s unbelievable all the attention this is getting. All that’s important is that you feel better and know we miss u dude.”