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Richie Incognito's lawyer responds to Jonathan Martin's interview with Tony Dungy

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Jonathan Martin spoke earlier this week and now it's Richie Incognito's turn to respond.

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Jonathan Martin broke his silence in an interview with Tony Dungy earlier this week and now Richie Incognito's camp has responded. Read on for the reaction to that interview from Incognito's lawyer:

"The coarse and unacceptable comments and text messages that were sent to Jonathan Martin were of the same poor taste as those sent by him," attorney Mark Schamel said. "All of these communications were provided to Ted Wells and the NFL investigation. What they show is banter between friends, not bullying."

Schamel alleges that Martin sent text messages to Incognito which "included threats to send someone over to Richie Incognito's home with a 'tranquilizer gun and sandpaper condoms' to homosexually rape him" and "another that said he would 'kill [Richies's] whole family.'"

Attorney Mark Schamel also said that Martin didn't raise his bullying concerns until his play on the field suffered to the point where his roster spot was in jeopardy.

"Rather than deal with his poor on-field performance and myriad other issues, Martin is now hiding behind false allegations. The result undermines the real problems of bullying and demeans what is a very real problem for many young people," Schamel said.

Read more from Incognito's lawyer here.