Quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn’t the only member of the Dolphins who addressed the Richie Incognito–Jonathan Martin situation on Wednesday and his comment that the two men were close friends is far from the only thing said that serves to make the whole thing harder to wrap your head around.
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post has comments from both wide receiver Brian Hartline and tackle Tyson Clabo that offer a different viewpoint as to what’s been going on in the team’s locker room. Hartline said that Martin passed around the infamous voicemail that Incognito left on his phone while laughing about it. Hubbuch described Hartline, who also said that the truth would come out, as “outraged.”
Hartline also said that it’s ridiculous to call Incognito racist, which Clabo agreed with while also training his sights on Martin. Clabo said that Martin “needs to stand up and be a man. I don’t know why he’s doing this.”
There’s more on Hubbuch’s timeline in a similar vein from both players, all of which makes for a much more complex picture of the Dolphins workplace than we had before. That’s only going to lead to a desire to find out more, which means that any hopes the Dolphins had of putting a cork in the story popped on Wednesday.