Jonathan Martin left his team only six days ago, seeking medical treatment for the harassment he endured from teammate Richie Incognito, and on Tuesday night, Incognito spoke briefly to reporters for the first time since the situation went public.
Two days after the offensive lineman was suspended for conduct that was detrimental to the team, FOX affiliate WSVN 7 in Miami caught up with Incognito while he was reportedly walking out of a doctor’s office. Incognito didn’t divulge many details, however, refusing to talk about the case, but he did express some optimism about the future.
“You know what, I’m just trying to weather the storm right now,” Incognito said. “This will pass.”
Incognito was then asked about the racially-charged messages he allegedly left for Martin, but Incognito had nothing to say about the accusations, echoing his first answer once again.
“You know, no comment right now,” Incognito said. “We’re just gonna kinda weather the storm, and that’s it.”
The Dolphins and the NFL are continuing to investigate the situation.