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Incognito: Racism, bad words 'what I regret most'

There's a saying that any man who serves as his own lawyer has a dummy as a client. Well, here's a new corollary to that and it's, if you're suspended from your $235,000 a week job because you are being accused of racism and the NFL is investigating you, it's probably not a great idea to go on national television.

Yet that is what Richie Incognito is doing today. He taped an interview with FOX on Saturday and portions of it will be aired starting at noon on the FOX pregame show.

And in that interview, Incognito admits he used racial epithets with teammate Jonathan Martin. And he tried to excuse himself for doing that in his best social scientist approach possible by saying that's just the way things are in the Dolphins locker room.

"All this stuff coming out, it speaks to the culture of our locker room, it speaks to the culture of our closeness, it speaks to the culture of our brotherhood," Incognito says in the interview.

"And the racism, the bad words," here it comes, "that's what I regret most, but that's a product of the environment and that's what we use all the time."

[Update: Incognito tells FOX he and Martin just communicated differently. He said the week before Martin left the team, the tackle left him a text message that read in part, "I will murder your whole (expletive) famil." "Now, did I believe Jonathan Martin was going to murder my entire family? No," Incognito said.]

The sound you hear is Incognito's career going down the tubes.

One way Incognito could emerge from this NFL investigation with a light sentence, so to speak, is if he can show that he was compelled to treat Martin as he did. In other words, if he was acting under orders. He declined to address that topic in the interview. Another way he can get off easier is if he can show that his employer knew of the treatment and did nothing, thus tacitly approving of his behavior.

But if Incognito's logic for calling his teammate a "half-n----r" as he did in that infamous voice message is that it's just the culture and the brotherhood and an alternate approach to communicating, then the roof is going to drop on him.

In a preview of the interview released by FOX, Incognito says of the scandal: "This isn't an issue about bullying. This is an issue about my and Jon's relationship."

Wonder if Martin would agree?

Incognito says what we already know when he encourages people to ask teammates who they believed had Martin's back most. "They'll undoubtedly tell you me," he said.

I've been told Incognito in the interview claimed he and Martin where friends. He expresses concern for his former teammate, particularly his health. Incognito talks of being surprised by the Dolphins suspending him.

Will there be a bombshell? I doubt it.

But tune in anyway.

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How come nothing has happened to me, Truth, since I started posting in 2008 under my own name? And you can bet I post in Blogs where there is some People somewhat tougher than any Football Player. You have something to hide.

Fireland, bring in Polian.

Polian gives this once PROUD and STORIED franchise INSTANT CREDIBILITY and RESPECT!

I wonder if Armando even saw the interview on FOX?

I commend Omar Kelly for being objective. I have not seen Kelly jumping to conclusions like Armando. Omar has been reporting what the players are saying and talking about the leadership on the team but he has not made conclusions (like Armando) because all the facts are not out yet. In fact, I would have to say that Incognito has been the most transparent so far by providing 1142 texts to FOX. Martin is hiding behind his lawyer and airing all of the team's dirty laundry. He is trying to take down an entire team.

It WILL happen, Truth. That's another step to honesty and integrity. Be prepared for it.

What's wrong ya cuban scumbag? Truth hurt?

I find the inappropriate words between Cogs and Martin..and now Martin and Cogs nearly as offensive as say verbally attacking a veteran and the words that we were exchanged.

It appears to me as selective vindictiveness from Mando and since he knows what its like to be suspended and have your job on the line I don't get it. I understand the passion but wonder if he's trying to get his press pass revoked.

You talkin to me, deity?

Here we have another so called "journalist", too lazy to get to the facts. Just jump on one side of the story and not even bother to get both sides. Oh he acted like a clown previously so all the "facts" from one side must be correct. Just another wannabe journalist trying to make a name for himself so he can someday join the king of all scumbags, ESPN.

Somebody tell this creeper to change his picture too. Only 2 types of people leave the same outdated pic up that long. Ugly chicks and sexual predators.

ARmando and d!ckhead Oscar have no credibility

Omar Kelly will be posting blogs for the herald next year. After Armando is fired they would be wise to pursue him. He has shown true journalistic integrity. Take notes Mando you can put them to use covering high school games.

Hey, Pat, you = deity?

Just looked you up Oscar - you are a Quack. An a psychiatrist - that explains it - not a real doctor

Hey, Jonathan, you = Pat and deity?

Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris

So Oscar, can't get a degree in the US? Where di yo buy that degree?

Do they make a soft printer paper ?? I want to print Armandos pic and use it for toilet paper. Sad because i actually used to enjoy reading his blogs before he lost me.

Jonathan playing reporter, trying to discredit everybody. You have a humongous way to go to accomplish that, son, if ever.

Thats funny, Armando trying to play reporter

I just saw the text sent by Martin to Incognito according to Martin's attorney. How is that different from what Incognito said. Seriously Armando, he played FOX?

Armando, you are quickly losing credibility. I am to the point of not believing anything that Armando says related to this story. You would be well served to stay away from this story for your own good.

I am not a big Incognito fan because I do think that he is a jerk. I am actually more disgusted by how Cogs behaved with that lady that he molested than this whole thing with Martin. Martin is 6'4 and 320 pounds he should be able to defend himself.

Yes, Armando will lose his Blog. But not because of any unusual wrongdoing, it just won't be profitable anymore.

Oscar no offense you challenge people but in a respectful manner and don't really have a confrontational side to you. Your a likable guy. So of course you don't have the kind of problems a guy like me could have.

I mean, you have to come up to Times.

Has the jew Ross sold the Phins yet eh?

From a real lebanese owner who bled for his Phins to to a clueless Ny jew eh?

What problems do you have, Truth? Tell me, perhaps I can help you. Don't worry, nobody else will know.

who'S THE MASTER OF KISSING OUR GARAGE MANAGER'S AZZZZZZZZ ?


ARMANDO ................
TO
BE
OR
NOT TO
BE...............

Steaming pile of dog crap > Ape Tamer the assshole.

Shut up ALoco and go make some more fries.

Truth,

Let Oscar know - after all, he is a psycopath - I mean psychiatrist

Jettie B = Ghey eh?

I'm surprised none of you guys are mentioning that this story just doesn't add up. doesn't the whole thing seem fishy to you? i mean everybody on the team is saying these guys are best friends, but the media keeps insisting that they are mortal enemies? It just doesn't make sense. also when the media talks about it, they leave out key facts such as the guys in the locker room are all behind richie and are also saying that they are best friends. something just doesn't add up. it sounds like another made up NFL story that gets the league national attention and makes them pioneers for legislation against bullying. I will continue to think that this story is BS until I here something that makes me think otherwise.

There's a saying that any man who is a journalist is also a jacka$$.....

Jettie B, once you go Muslim you will never go black eh?

I'm wondering what the new "politically correct" NFL is gonna look like...

Oscar, Can you honestly think that Armando has used good judgment by jumping the gun and not waiting to get all the facts ?

Yeah, I guess you don't want to write any kind of drivelish sh-t on Internet where anybody can get it and wrap it up around your throat.

Brickhouse,

One minute - Oscar will give you his psychiatry spin...

What a d!ck

Don Shula would never have an Incognito on his team. NUFF SAID

What was the Phins winning % under Robbie compared to the 2 other moronic owners eh?

EH?

Armando is a great reporter and has the best blog. Thats why we're all here.

Big one, Jonathan.

Ape Tamer = Dying Buffoon / Yesterdays Goon / 17-0 assswipe.

Hi Ape Tamer!
We miss you!

It is what you suck, Oscar

Billcale you're an idiot.

You have no idea who this woman is, or what her reasons were for being there.

Stop believing what you read via the media.

She could be a stripper for all you know.

Also, SamIam and Billcale have no experience with women.

A couple of nice guy d-bags who have finished last with women their whole lives, this much is obvious. These two idiots think that every woman should be treated like their mothers. That's gets you no where with women...losers.

They're both clueless about the types of women who throw themselves at the rich and famous as well...especially in South Florida.

Neither one of these sheltered morons could handle an NFL locker room.

“Wassup man the world’s gone crazy. Lol. I’m good tho. Congrats on the win. I’m good man. It’s insane bro but just know I don’t blame u guys at all. It’s just the culture around football and the lockerroom got to me a little.”

Yep - as Armando says, Richie played Martin.

Wha a joke your are Armando - JM's texts all play while RI's where mean spirited. You sir are a buffoon.

Fortunately, I'm one of the few ones that can sukkk their own dikkk, Jonathan. Sometimes.

Or others Oscar

Or others Oscar.

Oscar, Do you make a diagnosis on someone without getting all the information first ? Wouldn't that be irresponsible ?

Ross needs to sell and take his loss.

Well! I never have claimed I'm the only one.

Glazer characterized the 1,142 texts between the two as “offensive,” but said it goes back and forth.

Look incognito getting a bad rap about the locker room, I don't think that it is incognito alone on this issue it's everyone, that's the culture that's the way it is in that locker room
And if they all accepted that than that's there problem... Bottom line Martin is not cut to be a football player! Yes incognito might of said things that other black people don't accept and it's wrong what to me IMO Richie said, but it's was accepted in the locker room and that's the difference, but what he did to the lady golf caddy that is totally wrong he deserve be accountable of his action, and get suspended but to get banded from the NFL?
No it's not right and if I was Richie I will sue the NFL, because the bully issue it's not true go read what Martha said in a interview about what happens in the dolphin locker room, plus that 15k Martin said Richie took from him it's was a trip to las Vegas and Martin canceled the trip at the last minute, so all the OL guys had to cover that bill and Martin had to pay them back! So it's also Martin p u ssy
A s s fought to!

Jonathan, Armando will not give Glazer's comments on the mutual texting between them any creedence becauce he has already gone to far. Its to late theres no comeing back. He needs to get them fired if he has any kind of chance to save his job and reputation.

WELCOME TO ARMANDO'S WITCH HUNT

I agree its more than just Incognito doing the discrimination. Thats why some players maybe sticking up for the misfit. Pouncey could be involved, too.

Wait till we hear Jonathan Martins side!!

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