Richie Incognito Allegedly Punked Jonathan Martin Into Paying For $15k Vegas Trip
According to Pro Football Talk, Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin won’t say who is actually harassing or bullying him, because he fears retribution from his teammate, Richie Incognito.
Schefter detailed a situation in which Martin was intimidated by Incognito to contribute $15,000 toward a trip to Las Vegas by the team’s offensive lineman. Martin, according to Schefter, didn’t want to go and ultimately didn’t go — but he surrendered the money anyway.
Schefter also explained that there are text messages and at least one voice message proving harassment and justifying Martin’s fears for retribution. Schefter added that Martin’s recent comments to Incognito explaining that Martin doesn’t blame his teammates for harassment also arose from concerns by Martin that he’ll face retaliation if he accuses Incognito of doing anything wrong.
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen are reporting that “Martin hasn’t formally accused anyone of bullying or harassment because he fears immediate retribution.”
This falls on the heels of Incognito blasting Schefter Sunday on Twitter, and accusing the NFL Insider of “BS reporting.”
Martin can’t get the help he wants or need until he makes a formal complaint.