On Thursday night, David Cornwall, attorney for Martin, released a statement on behalf of his client. Cornwall explained that his client has endured harassment (both verbal and physical) from Incognito and others, and then went on to defend his clients toughness.
Martin’s lawyer did not elaborate on the nature of the alleged physical attack, but the NFL is performing a full investigation and given the media attention on this case, more details are likely to emerge in the coming days.
Other new details on the story:
- Richie Incognito reportedly harassed a woman volunteering at the annual ’Fins Weekend Golf Tournament in 2012.
- Incognito plans to release his own evidence that will show his and Martin’s relationship was one of “mutually explosive back-and-forth communication.”
- Many Dolphins players have expressed support for Richie Incoginito, blaming Martin, not Incognito, for creating a media circus surrounding the team and explaining the two players were friends. New Dolphin Bryant McKinnie is among them, telling the media ”I’m not sure how everybody will feel about him (Martin).”
- Former Dolphin Lydon Murthda wrote about his thoughts on the Martin – Incognito story in MMQB. It’s an interesting read with a lot of perspective from a player that spent time with both players in Miami.
- Cam Cleeland also weighed in on the situation, telling the story about a hazing incident that nearly left him partially blind in one eye his rookie year in New Orleans.
Sounds like this story won’t be dying down anytime soon. Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday night that “more evidence is coming,” from both Martin’s and Incognito’s camps, with one source likening the situation to a game of poker.
- Vikings QB Christian Ponder left Thursday night’s game with an injury that coach Leslie Frasier indicated is a dislocated shoulder. Ponder will undergo further tests to determine the severity of the injury and a timetable for his return.
- As many anticipated, the Packers reportedly plan to work out former backup running back Matt Flynn “sometime soon.” Flynn is allegedly dealing with some elbow soreness, which may explain why the Packers are waiting to work him out despite learning that starting WB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone that could sideline him for several weeks.
- Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb) expects to play on Sunday vs. the Eagles.
- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to start on Sunday vs. the Lions.
- Jets running back Mike Goodson was indicted by a grand jury for second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon on Thursday. According to Goodson’s attorney, the next step is arraignment, where the running back will be to enter a not guilty plea. He faces up to ten years in prison if convicted. Goodson is currently out for the season with a torn ACL.
Kristine Reese is the NFL editor for Aerys Sports. You can follow her on Twitter @KristineReese.