This episode of the soap opera “How the Miami Dolphins Turn” is brought to you by your friends at PhinNation. Everyday we seem to learn new information about the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin situation. Each day, the story gets bigger, more widespread, and worse for the Dolphins. Yesterday, we shared a theory of Mike Florio’s with you, suggesting that it was possible the Dolphins coaches asked Incognito to ‘toughen up’ Jonathan Martin. Some said it was crazy, some said it was a possibility.
Well, last night we saw this story that sites Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel. The story from Florio says:
“According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dolphins coaches asked Incognito “to toughen up” Martin after he missed a voluntary workout during the 2013 offseason. Kelly cites “at least two” unnamed sources.
Per the unnamed sources, Incognito may have taken his orders too far. Specifically, the sources tell Kelly that the racially-charged voice message from Incognito to Martin came after skipped two days of the team’s voluntary OTA program.
“Incognito was encouraged by his coaches to make a call that would ‘get [Martin] into the fold,’” Kelly reports.”