Suspended Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito granted his first sit-down interview about the bullying scandal embroiling the team to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. A nine-year NFL veteran, Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins last week amid reports that he had left threatening voice and text messages for teammate Jonathan Martin that included racial slurs. Martin, a second-year player, abruptly left the team several days before Incognito was suspended.
"This isn't an issue about bullying," Incognito told Glazer in a brief clip of the interview released by FOX on Saturday. "This is an issue of my and John's relationship. You can ask anybody in the Miami Dolphins locker room, 'Who had John Martin's back the absolute most?' and they will undoubtedly tell you me."
Glazer told his Twitter followers that he "asked him everything, held nothing back" during the interview.
Tomorrow's 1 on 1 sit down w Richie Incognito air 12 EST @NFLONFOX. I held nothing back, asked him everything. He didn't play the blame game
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 10, 2013
As noted by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, Glazer and Incognito had a pre-existing relationship, having trained together during the offseason in the past.
The entire interview is set to air during "FOX NFL Sunday" at 12 p.m. ET.