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Wells Report: Incognito fined himself $200 for “Breaking Jmart”

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin AP

One of the more notable allegations in the Wells Report looks to have been the result of a (notebook) paper trail.

After Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the club in late October, offensive guard Richie Incognito assessed himself a $200 fine for “Breaking Jmart” by logging it in a notebook, the report’s authors said in the report released Friday.

The report alleges that Incognito also made a note ostensibly giving a $250 award to offensive guard Nate Garner for “Not Cracking First.”

The fine and bonus were part of a larger system of fines the offensive linemen levied upon their linemates for various reasons, the Wells Report said. The fines were documented in a spiral notebook called the “fine book,” the report claimed.

Martin’s allegations of mistreatment are at the center of the Wells Report, which studied the Dolphins’ workplace environment. The report also alleges that Garner was teased by teammates.

According to the Wells Report, Incognito initially told investigators “that he did not know why he had been fined for ‘breaking Jmart,’ but upon being told that the notations appeared to be in his handwriting Incognito did not dispute that ‘breaking Jmart’ meant causing Martin to have an emotional reaction in response to taunting.”

The report alleges that Incognito told investigators that the notations in the notebook for his fine, Garner’s bonus and series of fines for Martin were all logged after Martin left the team.

The report also alleges that Incognito sent text messages to Garner and center Mike Pouncey on November 3 asking them to “destroy” the notebook.

Incognito, the Wells Report claimed, told investigators “that he wanted the fine book destroyed because he believed it would be ‘misunderstood’ if it was reviewed outside of the offensive line.”

Then, the Wells Report shared its opinion as to why Incognito wanted the book to disappear.

“We believe Incognito’s concerns were well founded — not because the fine book would be ‘misunderstood,’ but because, viewed in context, it would prove that Incognito was fully aware that the verbal taunting had caused Martin to break emotionally,” the Wells Report stated.

Wrote the report’s authors: “Incognito’s attempt to destroy the fine book is a classic example of evidence demonstrating “consciousness of wrongdoing.”

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15 Responses to “Wells Report: Incognito fined himself $200 for “Breaking Jmart””
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    The real telling part of the report is the parts (plural) that highlight low character richie incognito’s manipulation of conversation and media leaks (while richie’s mouthbreathing supporters cry about Martin breaking the locker room code of silence).

  2. ziggystheansah says: Feb 14, 2014 2:32 PM

    Ted Wells needs to hush up. That 100+ page manifesto was strictly for the PC police. Everyone who read a page of that knows it was guy-banter. Jon martin has went from saying suicide was because of his poor play to now saying it was because of his teammates.

  3. glenuendo says: Feb 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    Richie Incognito: Humanitarian of the year.

  4. thepftpoet says: Feb 14, 2014 2:34 PM

    This would never get out of the Locker room with the Vikings.

    All these franchises are so dysfunctional.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 14, 2014 2:41 PM

    The sucker (ziggy) that dissed the report is too stupid to realize that incognito manipulated him.

    Read the report.

  6. sdcameron says: Feb 14, 2014 2:42 PM

    This is like Mean Girls NFL version.

  7. mack2x says: Feb 14, 2014 2:43 PM

    The report also alleges that Garner was teased by teammates.—-Wow. What’s next? a Congressional hearing?

  8. anonymous135 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:54 PM

    Cognito would make for a fine politician some day… Seriously.

  9. seatownballers says: Feb 14, 2014 3:06 PM

    On the next episode of mean girls…

  10. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 14, 2014 3:09 PM

    Why do these guys have to do all their communicating by text? “Hey, we can’t have that notebook around because I don’t want anything written to incriminate me. I’d better text someone to destroy it.”

  11. drgreenstreak says: Feb 14, 2014 3:14 PM

    Richie fan club members: This is your last chance to get your Incognito magic decoder ring. Richie needs the money to pay attorney and therapy fees for the next 20 yrs.

    Richie is full of forks from everyone who thought he was redeemable.
    He is done.

  12. tvjules says: Feb 14, 2014 3:16 PM

    Is he related to Gregg Williams?

  13. mksnpcola says: Feb 14, 2014 3:51 PM

    The happiest guy in America right now, Mike Sam.

  14. stlunatik says: Feb 14, 2014 4:46 PM

    Martin and Incognito should just fight for real and get it over with. MMA style on pay per view with the proceeds going to Aaron Hernandez defense fund.

  15. bobnelsonjr says: Feb 16, 2014 2:06 AM

    $200 is punishment enough.

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