Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Brian Hartline says Jonathan Martin was 'laughing' at voicemail from Richie Incognito

Brian Hartline had some strong words on the Dolphins situation.

The drama surrounding the Miami Dolphins continued on Wednesday as the team met with members of the media. Naturally, the main topic of discussion happened to be the fiasco involving Jonathan Martin's accusation of bullying from teammate Richie Incognito.

Wide receiver Brian Hartline chimed in with his thoughts on the matter and said that Martin "was laughing about the voicemail" from Incognito that featured a racial slur.

"One, if I'm not mistaken, this was the same guy who was laughing about the voicemail at one point in time," Hartline said. "Second of all, if you go through the whole voicemail there are some things said that you probably shouldn't say in general, friends or not friends. But with that being said I never thought it was a death threat. I never thought he was going to do the things he said. If you can't take validity from one part of the voicemail how can you take validity from the whole -- you can't pick and choose which parts count and which parts don't.

In my mind I think it was something that was taken advantage of."

Hartline said the aforementioned voicemail was passed around at one point in time as a joke and also echoed quarterback Ryan Tannehill's sentiment that Incognito and Martin are friends.

"Whenever I saw Jon and hung out with Jon it was usually with Richie because they were friends," Hartline said. "I've seen pictures of them on the plane playing around. They were always playing around. The O-line as a group was a big family."

So, there is that. Just another piece of the story to mull over.

Via Eye on Football

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