Incognito ended voicemail with 'OK, call me back'

November 7 - The Sports Xchange

Miami Dolphins players claimed they laughed about the voicemail played by Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin in the locker room, ending with guard Richie Incognito saying, "OK, call me back" that was not included in the transcript previously reported by multiple outlets.

Several media outlets have reported they have heard the entire voicemail, but the Miami Herald reported the full context wasn't provided by other outlets.

Incognito is coming under fire for what is being labeled as bullying of Martin. At the center of the controversy is a voicemail Incognito allegedly left.

One of the most incriminating messages turned over includes a racial slur and physical threats from Incognito to Martin.

"Hey, wassup, you half (racial slur) piece of (expletive). I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. I'll (expletive) in your (expletive) mouth. I'm gonna slap your (expletive) mouth, I'm gonna slap your real mother across the face (laughter). (Expletive) you, you're still a rookie. I'll kill you."

And now, reported by several media outlets, this line at the end of the voicemail: "OK, call me back." Martin reportedly called Incognito back.

Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline indicated Wednesday the voicemail needs more context.

"This is the same guy that was laughing about this voicemail at one point in time, first of all," Hartline said of Martin. "Second of all, I believe that if you look through the whole voice mail, there's some things said that you probably shouldn't say in general, friends or not friends. But I know for a fact, that I've said things to my friends that I kind of wish I've never said to, either."

Martin recently checked into a Florida hospital to be treated for emotional distress, which subsequently led to him leaving the team last week. According to reports, Martin stayed at the hospital only briefly before returning to California with his parents.

Martin left the team last week after an incident, initially portrayed as a prank, in the team cafeteria led to an emotional breakdown.

Incognito, who was on the Dolphins' team-voted leadership council, was suspended Sunday by coach Joe Philbin. Philbin said he was immediately in contact with Martin after an incident in the team cafeteria caused what is being described as an "emotional breakdown."


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