Jonathan Martin’s Lawyer Says Player Threatened To Run Train On His Sister


Jonathan Martin

On Thursday Jonathan Martin’s lawyer David Cornwell issued the following statement on behalf of Martin:

Jonathan Martin’s toughness is not at issue. Jonathan has started every game with the Miami Dolphins since he was drafted in 2012. At Stanford, he was the anchor for Jim Harbaugh’s “smash mouth” brand of football and he protected Andrew Luck’s blind side.

The issue is Jonathan’s treatment by his teammates.  Jonathan endured harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing.  For the entire season-and-a-half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment.  This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying.  Despite these efforts, the taunting continued.  Beyond the well-publicized voice mail with its racial epithet, Jonathan endured a malicious physical attack on him by a teammate, and daily vulgar comments such as the quote at the bottom.  These facts are not in dispute.

Eventually, Jonathan made a difficult choice. Despite his love for football, Jonathan left the Dolphins. Jonathan looks forward to getting back to playing football. In the meantime, he will cooperate fully with the NFL investigation.

Quote from teammate: “We are going to run train on your sister. . . . She loves me. I am going to f–k her without a condomand c– in her c—.”

The sordid details of this seemingly never ending drama just continue to come out. It’s quite sad that it had to go this far.

Text via ProFootballTalk


  1. “Racist prick” because he called A team mate “nigger”? Sorry, but they do that all the time. Look, racism is NOT the use of off color language in the locker room, racism is the belief that another is somehow inferior based solely on their race. I don’t think Incognito believes that. These are overgrown boys, with the dumb jock mentality playing a game Crying racism at every drop of the hat only serves to cheapen and dilute the message al a Al Sharpton and Jesse.

  2. At first, this seemed like a shut and closed case against Incognito, however, as more information has trickled out, the situation seems very murky. I highly doubt that Incognito would have used racially-tinged language aginst Martin unless he had the tacit approval of his AA teammates.

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