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Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin spoke to NBC on Tuesday about his tumultuous time with teammate Richie Incognito and his October departure from the franchise.

"I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms. There's vulgar language used in locker rooms. One instance doesn't bother me," Martin told former NFL coach Tony Dungy in an interview excerpt.

"It's the persistence of it. I wish I had had more tools to solve my situation, you know. I felt trapped, like I didn't have a way to make it right. It came down to a point where I thought it was best just to remove myself from the situation."

More of the interview will be shown Wednesday morning on the Today show, and then the full interview will be shown on NBC Sports Channel on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


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Martin, a starting tackle for Miami, left the Dolphins on Oct. 28 after an altercation in the lunch room.

Days later, the Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito as reports of his alleged sending racial and vulgar text messages to Martin was reported.

In November, the NFL commenced an investigation into the matter, one that hasn't yet been concluded.

I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms. There's vulgar language used in locker rooms. One instance doesn't bother me. It's the persistence of it. I wish I had had more tools to solve my situation, you know. I felt trapped, like I didn't have a way to make it right. It came down to a point where I thought it was best just to remove myself from the situation.