What a year inside the N.F.L. taught Nicholas Dawidoff about Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin: http://nyr.kr/17wrGDn
“I never saw or heard anything resembling Incognito’s conduct, but what I did encounter gives me some sense of why it might happen. Football has a culture that is wary of weakness in many forms, and even with strong leadership from coaches, it’s easy to imagine how things could, almost casually, go terribly awry.”
Above: Richie Incognito, of the Miami Dolphins warms up before a game in September, 2012. Photograph by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty.