One of the fascinating aspects of the Dolphins bullying scandal has been the way that Richie Incognito, the purported ringleader of the bullying, has been defended by so many of his fellow NFL players. The latest to speak out for Incognito is 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.
Davis appeared on Mike and Mike in the Morning and said how much he likes Incognito, without even being directly asked about him.
“Richie Incognito is a great guy. I know him really well. When I heard about it, I didn’t think he would do anything to harm Jonathan Martin,” Davis said.
Davis and Incognito have never been teammates, although Davis’s brother, Vontae Davis, was a teammate of Incognito’s in Miami for two seasons. It wouldn’t be surprising if Vernon Davis heard good things about Incognito from his brother, considering that Incognito was by all accounts a popular, well-liked player who was voted a captain by his teammates in Miami.
As for the player Incognito is accused of bullying, Jonathan Martin, Davis sounded less enthusiastic about him.
“Jonathan Martin, you know, I don’t have anything negative to say about Jon Martin,” he said. “That has nothing to do with me.”
There’s been some talk that San Francisco could be a landing spot for Martin, who was coached by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford. But Davis sounds like he’d rather play with Incognito.