Richie Incognito suspended over alleged harassment - KMSP-TV

Miami Dolphins harassment case points to locker room culture

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Richie Incognito is a member of Dolphins for now, but after news broke of a hazing scandal that included texts to a teammate littered with racial slurs, his days in Miami are likely numbered.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely late Sunday after Jonathan Martin left the team after he had apparently been bullied and couldn't handle it anymore. Multiple sources confirmed that Incognito used racial epithets and profane language toward Martin on multiple occasions.

A transcript of a voicemail message from April reveals Incognito referred to Martin as a "half n----- piece of s---."  On his Twitter feed, Incognito calls Martin a "weirdo" on several occasions and generally shows great disdain for his teammate.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported Monday that Martin received a series of texts that included derogatory terms and made reference to tracking down members of his family and harming them. ESPN also reported that Incognito made Martin pay $15,000 for a Vegas trip, even though Martin didn't go as he was fearful of the potential sanctions. 

Hazing is an age-old practice that's gone on in high school, college and professional locker rooms for decades, but being taped to a goal post is much different than threats and racial slurs.

Former Minnesota Viking and 12-year NFL veteran Matt Blair will speak with Fox 9 News about the allegations and a look at locker room decorum.

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