Richie Incognito’s Racist Texts
Now what part of a sentence that includes “shooting black people” sounded like a good idea to NFL player Richie Incognito?
During a three-month analysis into whether Incognito bullied Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin, attorney Ted Wells discovered texts from December 2012 that are extremely disturbing.
In texts sent to a former unnamed teammate, Incognito discusses shooting Black people twice, according to CBS Sports. During the conversation, the two men were talking about buying guns:
Player B: Especially if u plan living in Arizona in the future, that’s exactly what you want
Incognito: Yea. For picking off zombies Player B: Lol isn’t that why we own any weapons!?
Incognito: That and black people Player B: Mmm def all black ppl
Four days later, Incognito and Player B discussed rifle scopes in text messages.
Player B: Yes. That’s a solid optic made specifically for a .308 battle rifle
Incognito: Perfect for shooting black people
Player B: Lol exactly Player B: Or Jeff Ireland
You can read the entire report HERE. Meanwhile, we hope that everyone (here’s looking at you Incognito, Dunn and Zimmerman) learns that Black lives are of value, regardless of what recent news stories and court cases may have you believe.
YOUR TURN: Do you think Incognito’s texts were racist? Let us know why or why not in the comments!