As we await the expected release of the Ted Wells report and scrutinize text messages that don’t seem to show a pattern of harassment by Dolphins guard Richie Incognito of Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: The texts sent between the two men are only part of the story.
Per a league source, not all of the texts exchanged between the two men were leaked to The Big Lead. Also, text messages involving others weren’t released.
Moreover, evidence of the relationship between the two men comes from plenty of sources other than text messages. Phone calls, face-to-face verbal exchanges, and other interactions help paint the full picture. For example, it wasn’t a text message but a voice message with racist, hostile content from Incognito to Martin that presumably prompted the Dolphins to suspend Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team.
Still, it would be hard to show harassment based only on the text messages leaked on Monday.
For more, here’s a sliver of Tuesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, featuring a discussion about the situation involving a certain Internet hack with whom you may be familiar.