Richie Incognito threatened Jonathan Martin

It now seems clear why the Dolphins reacted swifttly in suspending offensive lineman Richie Incognito.

According to a report from FOX Sports, Incognito made threats and racial remarks to fellow tackle Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team last week before the Dolphins' 22-20 win over Cincinnati.

The report states there are text messages and voicemails that will be used to aid an NFL investigation into whether Incognito was bullying Martin in the Miami clubhouse.

Late Monday night, Incognito was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.

Incognito stated his innocence on social media, tweeting, "I want my named CLEARED" in repsonse to the allegations.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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