Apparently they felt closer to the ignorance and brutishness of Incognito than they did to the cerebral, educated, half Negro, Martin.
Sometimes Negroes really disappoint me, but sadly, I am not that surprised.
Richie Incognito felt empowered because his house Negro black teammates created an environment that allowed him to feel comfortable while he bullied a teammate and acted a fool.
"Richie is honarary,” one player who left the Dolphins this offseason told me today. “I don’t expect you to understand because you’re not black. But being a black guy, being a brother is more than just about skin color. It’s about how you carry yourself. How you play. Where you come from. What you’ve experienced. A lot of things.”
Ahem, Mr. Player, I don't understand, and the last time I checked I was black.
Yes, being a brother might be more than just skin color, but being an ignorant racist bully is wrong in any color.
Mike Pouncey, like the anonymous player I just quoted, is an idiot. He sat in a bar while Incognito announced him as his Nigga to a room full of people to hear.
He is a classic house Negro.
Now Pouncey is one of the players saying that they miss this racist Neanderthal from their team. My field Negro 101 post should be required reading for every Dolphin player.
Look, Jonathan Martin might be too soft to make it in the NFL, but that doesn't make him any less black than any of his football playing black teammates. The fact that he might be well read and educated should be celebrated, even among football players.
Maybe he didn't belong in the NFL, but the way Incognito treated him wasn't the way to tell him that maybe he should find another line of work.
"As for Martin’s thoughts of leaving the team, here’s how [Anthony] Carter characterized the situation: “There were times he struggled as a rookie and contemplated, ‘Am I cut out for this?’ ”
Pouncey’s remarks are indicative of what many players are feeling privately. The Dolphins locker room is far more supportive of Incognito than Martin, a source told the Herald on Monday.
Meanwhile, Hall of Fame defensive lineman and former Miami Hurricane Warren Sapp said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick Show that Incognito kicked him and called him the N-word during a Rams-Raiders game in 2006 – the only time they faced each other.
Sapp said he wasn’t necessarily upset by the slur, adding: “It’s a term of endearment where I come from.” Warren, where I come from they call guys like you something else: House N****r.
Finally, did any of you see this story out of Atlantic City? (I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't. You won't see it on MSNBC, because the victim was white. You won't see it on FOX, because the cops who were beating him weren't black) It's sad.
The po po gives a young kid the Rodney King treatment and dude wasn't even a threat to them. I saw the young man's parents on Rev. Al's show (yes, the same Rev. Al who never comes to the rescue of white victims of police abuse) and they were visibly upset, as they had every right to be.
Sadly, though, these hoods masquerading as police officers are still on the street.
I hear that Atlantic City elected a new Mayor last night.
I think we know what his first order of business should be.