Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito Texts Released
The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga has finally come to this: The more than 1,000 text messages exchanged by the pair have been obtained by the media and released onto the interwebs for all to peruse.
The texts, which are dated between October 2012 and November 2013, were posted by the Big Lead on Monday evening and seem to show that, at least in part, what Incognito has been saying -- that Martin wasn't the victim of bullying as he's been saying -- has been true all along.
Of course, that remains open to interpretation and conjecture. What remains certain, however, is that Incognito loves to razz Martin, loves to be a boisterous meathead, and loves the ladies.
(NSFW screen shots of the texts after the jump)
Incognito and Martin exchange in conversations on par with your typical set of bros, talking about women, ribbing each other with off-putting humor, and talking about women.
Although we're not sure how many guys out there have texted things like, "I got the worst hand job ever! My wein is so chaffed right now," to their bros.
Then, in the texts dated November of 2013, the two begin to hash out what happened with Martin when he abruptly walked out on the team after an apparent lunch room prank went badly.
It would appear that Incognito was concerned for Martin, asking him if things were alright, and offering some humor to lighten things up.
Then there are the infamous Vegas text messages, where Incognito drops gay and racial slurs on Martin in a seemingly playful manner. There's also talk of getting themselves cocaine and hookers, although there is no way to tell for certain if this is a joke.
When reading through all 1,000-plus texts, the overall feeling is that Incognito is a loud obnoxious, albeit playful guy, while Martin is more reserved and introverted.
Whether Martin felt uncomfortable during every single exchange will remain up for debate.
Some people have made up their minds that Incognito is a mindless thug.
Other people have made up their minds that Martin is a wussy quitter.
So, in all likelihood, these texts won't change the conversation all that much.
Though some may walk away with their minds changed, others will walk away wishing they were friends with and would totally hang out with Incognito and Martin.
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