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Richie Incognito

I'm Not a Racist ...

Martin Isn't Even Mad at Me

11/10/2013 7:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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111013_incognito_glazer_launchRichie Incognito is playing the "everybody does it" card to explain why he hammered Jonathan Martin with threatening, racist, and violent language -- and further, he says it's just how he and Martin talk to each other.

In his first extensive interview, Incognito -- who's been suspended for his actions -- basically said players in NFL locker rooms, black and white, use the n-word freely.

Incognito admitted being "embarrassed" by the voicemail he left for his teammate ... where he called him a "half n**ga" -- and said he feels it's inappropriate for him to ever use that word. Strange ... since he's also saying he does it all the time.

As for bullying? Incognito told FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer ... he didn't think this was a case of bullying ... and was more "an issue of mine and Jon's relationship, where I've taken stuff too far, and I didn't know it was hurting him."


Incognito also shared text messages he says his "best friend" Jonathan sent him after the controversy exploded. He claims Martin said ... "I don't blame you guys. I blame some stuff in the locker room. I blame the culture. I blame what was going on around me."

So, we gotta ask ...

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Matityahu Haulover    

RI is guilty of being a football player. You and I like to watch football – he does his job. He isn’t a racist.

313 days ago
17.

CoconutScrimp    

Jonathan Martin must be hiding something for him to just go AWOL over bullying.

Either way, I think he is now persona nongrata in any lockerroom.

313 days ago
18.

freaksloan    

NO! Reason to forgive, he did nothing wrong.

313 days ago
19.

whocares    

If he was black, brown, yellow, purple, no one would care. He's white. All whites are racists dontchaknow?!?!

313 days ago
20.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Half these mofo's calling this incident racists has never lived in or around a neighborhood that mainly consists of black folks. Believe me, you live in one for 17 yrs and you personally throwing that word around wouldn't bother no one that hood. Except for them outside mofo's.

313 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

Oh brother. What goes on in the locker room should stay in the locker room. Tell Martin to strap it like a man and deliver it right back. Cheez, so sick of all this correctness crap!!! Its a locker room not a diplomatic conference!!!!

313 days ago
22.

uruseless    

Incognito is a little guy because terminal stupidity isn't usually a terminal illness. But, then it might just be terminal in his future if he doesn't STFU. He seems to be almost as smart as the average pit bull.

313 days ago
23.

uruseless    

Sorry about not proof reading before sending.

Incognito is a lucky guy because terminal stupidity isn't usually a terminal illness. But, then it might just be terminal in his future if he doesn't STFU. He seems to be almost as smart as the average pit bull.

313 days ago
24.

nikynewark    

These are supposed to be big, burly he-man football stars, not wimpy cry-baby's. Suck it up and stop whining. pro sports are loaded with ex-cons and felons. They're laughing at you.

313 days ago
25.

Noname    

This guy is a bully, he's trash and most of all just stupid.

313 days ago
26.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm betting he was a bully from childhood but he was a talented player so he probably got a pass from before he was even in his teens. Anyone who talks about gang raping someone's sister or assaulting their mother and thinks that's okay has some baggage.

313 days ago
27.

uruseless    

At least there are opportunities if Incognito is dropped and no other team picks him up.

Some suggestions:

1. Bouncer/doorman at a low class night club.

2. Prodding cattle at a slaughterhouse.

3. MMA cage fighting.

4. Moving garbage around at a dump.

313 days ago
28.

EnquirerLover    

Can the dolphin organization please put a lid on this moron? He ain't doing himself or them any favors. Hate them more each day!! Booooooooo

313 days ago
29.

natnic    

I wonder why TMZ left the part below out of their report. Was it to change your point of view or was it Harvey trying to get a cauk inside his anus???

You sheep need to stop treating TMZ as a reliable news source.

P.S. did you see the text he showed in his interview? Here since TMZ is your only news source. After the interview, Incognito gave Fox News his phone to back up his claims. Glazer showed texts that Martin allegedly sent Incognito two days after his departure from the team, saying he did not blame him or the team, and instead blames the locker room culture. ”Wassup man? The worlds gone crazy lol. I’m good tho congrats on the win,” Martin wrote, followed by a second text: “I’m good man it’s insane bro. But just know I don’t blame you guys at all. It’s just the culture around football and the locker room got to me a little.”

313 days ago
30.

natnic    

I wonder why TMZ left the part below out of their report. Was it to change your point of view or was it Harvey trying to get a cauk inside his anus???

You sheep need to stop treating TMZ as a reliable news source.

did you see the text he showed in his interview? Here since TMZ is your only news source. After the interview, Incognito gave Fox News his phone to back up his claims. Glazer showed texts that Martin allegedly sent Incognito two days after his departure from the team, saying he did not blame him or the team, and instead blames the locker room culture. ”Wassup man? The worlds gone crazy lol. I’m good tho congrats on the win,” Martin wrote, followed by a second text: “I’m good man it’s insane bro. But just know I don’t blame you guys at all. It’s just the culture around football and the locker room got to me a little.”

313 days ago
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