Jonathan Martin's new attorney says the Miami Dolphins tackle endured harassment from teammates that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing, including a malicious physical attack and daily vulgar comments.
The allegations were made in a statement Thursday night by David Cornwell, hired this week as Martin's attorney, and were punctuated at the end by an example of the abuse: an obscene message about having unprotected sex with Martin's sister that allegedly was text messaged to him by an unnamed teammate.
"These facts are not in dispute," Cornwell said.
Martin, upset by treatment he considered abusive, left the Dolphins last week. His agent then complained to the Dolphins, who suspended guard Richie Incognito.
The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin, and whether their teammates and the organization mishandled the matter.
Cornwell is a lawyer who has represented the NFL and several prominent players, including Pittsburgh Steelers quarter...