Text messages may have led to suspension of Miami Dolphins player
In this handout image provided by the NFL, Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images
New information about the Miami Dolphin player that was suspended for alleged bullying of teammate has been revealed.
According to CBS Sports, Richie Incognito sent text messages to Jonathan Martin that were racist and threatening. One of those texts allegedly called Martin, who is bi-racial, a "half n*****."
Incognito also allegedly made threats against Martin's family.
The National Football League has not revealed why Incognito was suspended. According to their official statement, Incognito was suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Incognito has a reputation for playing dirty. In a Boston Globe article, former Seahawks and Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson said "But because he's a lineman, he gets away with a lot of stuff that people don't see."
A report by the Miami Herald accuses veteran players for the Miami Dolphis of using younger players as ATMs. The Miami Herald went on to say that one of the young players is close to going broke because he has been unable to say no to older players.