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Horrific Details Emerge About Bullied NFL Player Who Went AWOL – and a Big-Name Player May Lose His Job Over It

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"half-n***er piece of (expletive)."

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Credit: AP)

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin reportedly left his team and drove "straight to a hospital" last week when he could no longer deal with the alleged bullying from his teammates. Now, stunning details outlining what Martin has apparently been dealing with are emerging -- and one player may even lose his job for his role in the alleged bullying.

Richie Incognito, a starting guard for the Miami Dolphins, is accused of using a racial slur to describe Martin and also sending him threatening text messages, CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora first reported.

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) look up from the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The Saints won 38-17. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

According to a source with knowledge of the alleged text messages that Martin reportedly revealed to his parents, Incognito reportedly called Martin a "half-n***er piece of (expletive)."

ESPN's Adam Schefter also revealed details of a voicemail transcript sent in April 2013, which the Dolphins have reportedly listened to at this point.

It should be noted that Incognito has denied reports of his key roll in Martin's bullying and attacked Schefter on Twitter for reporting on the voicemail transcript.

The reported incident that caused Martin to leave his team last week involved a practical joke where all of his teammates got up and left as soon as he tried to sit down to eat with them. Martin reportedly slammed his tray down and drove "straight to a hospital" apparently for mental health reasons.

In a statement on Sunday, the Dolphins said the "notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally." However, the team then suspended Incognito later on Sunday night.

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Credit: AP)

On Monday, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported that Incognito's career with the Miami Dolphins is "done," citing a "ranking club source."

"There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair. The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he'll never play another game here," the source allegedly told Salguero.

Marin was set to begin his therapy in California on Monday, Fox Sports reports.

Incognito has long had a reputation as one of the NFL's dirtiest players. During his first four years, he led the league in penalties for unnecessary roughness, and the St. Louis Rams got fed up with his undisciplined play and released him during the 2009 season.

"There's certain people out there who are just punks, and he wants to be that kind of guy," former Seahawks and Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson said Monday. "But because he's a lineman, he gets away with a lot of stuff that people don't see. ... Incognito is way worse than anybody I ever played against."

At Nebraska, Incognito's career was cut short when he was suspended in 2004 before his junior season following a locker room altercation with a teammate. He also ran into problems with the law while with the Cornhuskers, and they said he repeatedly violated team rules.

However, last year he was voted by the league's players into the Pro Bowl for the first time. He was the co-winner of the Dolphins' Good Guy Award, given to the team's most cooperative player by the local media. He also won frequent praise from Dolphins coaches for his leadership, and this year he was voted by teammates to serve as a member of the Dolphins' player council.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

(H/T: HuffPost)

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