Warren Sapp: Richie Incognito used racial slur against me in game

Richie Incognito once called Warren Sapp the n-word, according to Sapp. (USATSI)
Richie Incognito once called Warren Sapp the n-word, according to Sapp. (USATSI)

It appears suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito is no stranger to using racial slurs. Not only did Incognito leave a racially charged voice mail for teammate Jonathan Martin, but now, NFL Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp is alleging that Incognito called him the n-word when the two played against each other during Sapp's career.

In an interview with Dan Patrick on Wednesday, Sapp was asked if he had ever gone up against Incognito. Here's how the conversation went: 

PATRICK: Did you face Incognito?

SAPP: Beat him up so many times it don’t even make sense. One time he kicks me in the game and calls me the n-word and I said, 'Oh, you want me to punch you in the mouth so they kick me out of the game. I've got a better plan for you. I'm going to beat your quarterback up so they cut your ass.'

PATRICK: Wait, so he’s calling you the n-word...

SAPP: I looked at him and said, 'Really? That's all you got?'

PATRICK: So it didn’t bother you?

SAPP: No. Come on. That's a term of endearment where I'm from.

PATRICK: Yea, but if a white guy calls you that...

SAPP: Come on, in a football game? He only wants to get me kicked out. He don't want to fight. Because the only thing he got to do is call me after the football game, just come over to the locker room and say it after the game. Now we've got a real situation.

Although Sapp didn't seem bothered by the slur, it doesn't paint a good picture of Incognito's character and that could come into play as the NFL investigates the situation involving Incognito and Martin. 

The NFL may find that Incognito has a history of using racial slurs, he was also caught on video using one earlier this year.  

(Warren Sapp interview via DanPatrick.com)

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