By now, you’re probably familiar with the Miami Dolphins scandal that created a month-long media firestorm last fall. Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin (who is black) stepped away from the team due to reports of bullying–sometimes racial in nature–particularly at the hands of offensive guard Richie Incognito (who is white). Allegedly, this started at the beset of the team’s coaching staff to “toughen Martin up.” On the surface, and without knowing too much of what actually happened context-wise, it seemed like a pretty messed up situation, with Incognito being portrayed as a jerk
There were more than 1,000 text messages exchanged between the two, which were obtained by The Big Lead this week. They tell a drastically different story. Check ’em out.