Now, Martin quit the team, possibly because of this, which is why Incognito has been so public recently.
Ok, now that you're caught up (seriously, just watch the news, or look at a news site once in a while. Sheesh.), I have to weigh in here. Not that FOX, MSNBC, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and pretty much anyone with an audience hasn't weighed in already. There's a part of me that feels that Martin was, honestly, a bit oversensitive. Before you start with the anger and death threats, just read on. This is FOOTBALL, where mountain-sized hormone-fuelled men crash into each other to try and get an oblong ball. These guys are tough. And also, Martin would've had to have trained to get onto the team (or the team was accepting anyone who happened to be a giant; I'm not sure how people feel about the team, since I don't really give a fuck about sports, so I don't know if they're good, bad, or adequate), so he would've had to deal with locker room talk. And nigger seems to be less offensive these days; a lot of people- of any race- call each other that at my school. Honestly, Martin should be used to this.
Another part of me is thinking, "Dude, why are you not on this guy's side?" This would be the side of me that was bullied a bit. I've been bullied; it sucks, I know. But this is a different case entirely. People are taking these texts and insults out of context. The way it's presented, yeah, Incognito seems to be bullying Martin. But I'm sure that in context, it's not as mean or offensive. Granted, it would still be somewhat mean and/or offensive, but still.
Granted, based on what I've seen on Incognito, he seems like kind of an asshole (shirtless profanity rant that went viral online), but in this case, Martin was being a bit oversensitive.
(And wait for hate in 3...2...1...)