Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) after a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Richie Incognito NFL on FOX interview excerpt: Incognito tells Jay Glazer he was “product of the environment” (VIDEO)


The Miami Dolphins locker room has found itself in the cross hairs of the national media this past week, turned upside down behind a scandal that has shook the team and the league. Guard Richie Incognito is accused of bullying his teammate and fellow offensive linemen Jonathan Martin, causing Martin to leave the Dolphins to leave the team and file a complaint to the league. One of the key pieces of evidence in the case is a voicemail that includes a racial slur and some threats, calling Martin a “half nigger” and threatening to defecate in his mouth along with threatening to do other disturbing acts to his family members. Incognito, who was suspended by the team, has an interview on FOX Sports airing on Sunday.

Incognito told Jay Glazer of FOX that this situation is more than just about him or the Miami Dolphins organization and is about a locker room culture that drives players like him into these sorts of situations.

“All this stuff coming out, it speaks to the culture of our locker room, our closeness, our brotherhood, and the racism, the bad words, that’s what I regret most,” Incognito said in the FOX Sports interview. “But that’s product of the environment, and that’s something that we use all the time.”

Incognito also made it clear that he does not feel this is an issue about bullying, something that the media has tried to tie into the Dolphins scandal, holding on to the fact that he feels that him and Martin had a close friendship. Defending his actions as trying to push Martin to a higher level and saying that he had Martin’s back.

“This isn’t an issue about bullying, this is of mine and Jon’s relationship,” Incognito said to Glazer. “You can ask anyone in the Miami locker room, ‘Who had Jon Martin’s back the absolute most?’ and they’ll undoubtedly tell you me.”

You can watch the :58 second preview of the Incognito interview with FOX’s Jay Glazer below and the full interview will be on FOX’s NFL Pregame Show this morning prior to the early kickoffs.


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  • Benecke

    Ritchie Incognito “never” had, has or will learn to shut his big macho mouth. He’s been a disgrace throughout his adult life and now wants people to think he’s a professional teammate. The guy’s a pig, male chauvonist and was never controlled by the Dolphins and to put him a leadership council speaks volumes. A perfect word that sums up Ritchie Incognito is: ” Pimp “. The Dolphins allowed it, looked the other way, and then endorsed his behavior. In my opinion Joe Philbin has to be fired over this lack of organization & management. Incognito should be offered as trade bait right now, and Jonathan Martin should be offered his full complete contract to be paid in full now and to come back to the team. If he so chooses, Martin should be allowed to sign w/ another team immediately if the Dolphins don’t have enough leaders on their team to take him back in w/ welcome arms. The NFL has no leadership and even the Commissioner now is a self interested “bully”. The owners as a whole need to either change the culture immediately across the whole league or risk losing a decade or two of permanent damage.

  • Chris

    You are a miserable person.

  • Guest

    @ Benecke – listen to what he’s saying. This is normal behavior inside the CONTEXT and environment of an NFL locker room and amongst players. You can’t apply what goes on in an NFL locker room to corporate America. And Martin’s hands aren’t clean by any means. Glazer has the text messages to prove it. The team does not want Martin back and any other team would be stupid to take a guy into their locker room who they can’t trust. Opposing players hate Incognito because he’s a tough, hard nosed football player. He’s a guy you want to be in the trenches with, not on the opposing side. I am betting when all is said and done and ALL the facts come out, this was a pre-planned move for Martin to make money without having to play football.

  • PhinsPhan4ever

    Listen to what he’s saying. This is normal behavior inside the CONTEXT and environment of an NFL locker room and amongst players. You can’t apply what goes on in an NFL locker room to corporate America. And Martin’s hands aren’t clean by any means. Glazer has the text messages to prove it. The team does not want Martin back and any other team would be stupid to take a guy into their locker room who they can’t trust. Opposing players hate Incognito because he’s a tough, hard nosed football player. He’s a guy you want to be in the trenches with, not on the opposing side. I am betting when all is said and done and ALL the facts come out, this was a pre-planned move for Martin to make money without having to play football.