Again we’re talking about Richie Incognito here, so we can interpret these comments a different way.
As we reported Saturday night, Incognito sat down with Jay Glazer and Fox NFL Sunday to give his side of the story to the accusations that he bullied and harassed teammate Jonathan Martin.
Incognito address several issues, but made it clear that he was “Jonathan Martin’s biggest supporter on the Dolphins.”
“This isn’t an issue about bullying,” Incognito said. “This is an issue of my and John’s relationship. You can ask anyone in the Miami Dolphins locker room who had Jon Martin’s back the absolute most and they will undoubtedly tell you me. All this stuff coming out just, it speaks to, it speaks to the culture of our locker room. It speaks to the culture of our closeness. It speaks to the culture of our brotherhood and the racism, the bad word, you know that’s what I regret most. That is a product of the environment and that is something we use all the time.”
I think from the tone of certain Incognito answers, he’s going to throw every NFL locker room under the bus.
His defense seems to be that he’s not a racist or a jerk, but simply a product of the environment and culture that allows some form of bullying and racial irresponsibility.