Report: Richie Incognito called Jonathan Martin a “half-n*****”

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, one of the racist messages that Jonathan Martin received from Richie Incognito called him a “half-n*****.”

Incognito also threatened to track down and harm members of Martin’s family.

There are several instances of threats as well, the sources said, and overall disturbing exchanges, including one in which Incognito refers to defecating in Martin’s mouth.

Incognito also made reference to tracking down members of Martin’s family and harming them in the texts as well, according to a source.

Things clearly escalated enough that Martin started to fear for the safety of himself and his family.

The NFL has launched it’s own investigation.

The NFL, apprised of the evidence, began upper-level meetings on the case this morning as it launches its investigation. People with access to some of the exchanges believe in time this situation could become a springboard for further policies and practices at the league-wide level in regards to hazing, verbal harassment and perhaps also stricter codes in terms of financial harassment and actions whereby rookies are required by veterans to pick up excessive tabs and bills as a rite of passage.

Update:  Below is the text of the voice mail messages.



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