With all the messes surrounding the Miami Dolphins right now, the Richie Incognito seems like ages ago, but NFL investigators haven't forgotten about it. TMZ Sports claims that they got word from a source close to the investigation that the league has collected text messaged between Jonathon Martin and Incognito in which Martin raves about Tootsie's Cabaret, despite earlier claims in the press that Martin was uncomfortable that Incognito held linebacker "meetings" at the strip club.
Of course, TMZ brings the money shot: a picture of Martin with two fully nude dancers on top of him with their backsides pointed to the camera.
Martin had sent several text messages to Richie before the fallout making it clear he was VERY comfortable hanging out in strip clubs.
We're also told ... the text messages show Martin would OFTEN reach out to Incognito about his fondness for strip clubs, especially Tootsie's ... and never gave any hint that he was ever uncomfortable in that scene.
In one of the texts, sent in June 2013, Martin told Incognito he liked Tootsie's so much, he planned to bring some visiting high school friends to the joint for a good time.
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Of course, we've all probably been in one situation or another where we've pretended to like something a little more than we actually do in order to please someone. So who knows what Martin's true feelings about strip clubs are. Though, if TMZ's reports are true then Incognito certainly wouldn't have thought otherwise.
TMZ also reports that Martin once sent a text claiming he couldn't go out one night because he was glued to the coach by "mary jane," and that Martin would often hurl insults back at Incognito.