During Richie Incognito’s sit-down interview with Fox Sports’ Jay Glazier, Incognito mentioned that Jonathan Martin – the man at the center of the Miami Dolphins locker room bullying scandal- sent him a text to Incognito stating he would kill his whole family two weeks before he left the team. Martin’s lawyer, David Cornwell took to Twitter to clarify that the text was actually a photo meme.
The question becomes, at what point can one decipher when the jokes turn serious. The only way the tone of that text – cute meme photo or not- can be determined is by taking a closer look at the nature of the their relationship.
Once again, the layers in this case will take time to peel back. But I think everyone can agree the impact that it will have on the NFL’s “locker room” culture will be far reaching.