ESPN’s Adam Schefter obtained transcripts of voicemail and text messages on Monday that were left for Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito. According to Schefter, the messages indicate a pattern of racial slurs and profane language.
Per Schefter, a transcript of a voicemail left for Martin by Incognito in April 2013 is as follows:
"Hey, wassup, you half n----- piece of s---. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s--- in your f---ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your f---ing mouth. [I'm going to] slap your real mother across the face [laughter]. F--- you, you're still a rookie. I'll kill you."
The above message, as well as others, was presented to officials from both the NFL and the Dolphins. Sources tell Schefter that the messages carried a consistent racial theme. Schefter also reported that Martin received a series of text messages from Incognito that include derogatory terms referring to the female anatomy and sexual orientation.
Incognito was suspended indefinitely late Sunday night pending the NFL’s investigation. In a statement released by the team at the time of his suspension, the Dolphins indicated their
“We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time,” the Dolphins said in its statement upon suspending Incognito. “As we noted earlier, we reached out to the NFL to conduct an objective and thorough review. We will continue to work with the league on this matter.”
Martin left the team last Monday after an incident in the team’s lunchroom, and it is unknown whether he intends to return to the team.
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