Originally Posted by IDEXAN
Do you honestly buy that about the shakedown baloney ? If it was in fact true, if we are really talking here about bribery or blackmail, then Martin should have called the Law. Right ?
Incognio has been in the league for some 10 years, and Martin is probably the umptenth younger player he's jacked around with, but just the first to succumb to the will of an intimidator like Incognito. You know bullys are predators, they look for the most vulnerable among them and when they find him they don't relent until the victim stands his ground.
1) Yes, I do believe it.
2) You're missing the point. Martin was AFRAID to call the law. Incognito and his crew probably had him terrified of his own freaking shadow. Why do you think Martin gave $15k for a group vacation for a trip he DIDN'T EVEN GO ON? Do you really think Martin decided, out of the goodness of his heart, to give $15k towards a vacation for people he didn't even like? You really think that? For him, in the moment, it was probably easier to pay these clowns off than to fight them, so he wrote a check.
You are blaming the victim and being dense.