Are there two sides to Miami Dolphins' Richie Incognito?

Football player Richie Incognito is accused of bullying Jonathan Martin, until recently a fellow Miami Dolphins player. CBS News

(CBS News) DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin will tell his story to the NFL's special investigator next week.

Martin quit the Dolphins amid allegations that he was harassed by a teammate, Richie Incognito. However, the abuse may have been worse than previously thought.

Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito teammates say nothing seemed wrong between players
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The first sighting of Martin since he left the Miami Dolphins happened outside his parents' home in Southern California Friday.

The latest statement by his lawyer, David Cornwell, said "Jonathan endured harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing," including a "malicious physical attack" and sexually violent threats against his sister.

Jonathan Martin's lawyer, David Cornwell. CBS News

But Dolphins players defend Incognito, the suspended lineman alleged to be Martin's chief tormentor.

Dmitri Patterson is a defensive back.

"The NFL locker room is a different environment. It's not like corporate America setting. So you know it's a little different. Things that guys take as a joke in here, they may take serious outside," said Patterson.

The dispute is playing out now as a series of dueling accounts and images, with two portraits of Incognito: one, the solid teammate sitting next to Martin on a team flight; the other, of a bully routinely crossing the line.

Jonathan Martin was spotted at his parents home in Southern California Friday.

A police complaint made by a volunteer at a Dolphins charity golf tournament last year accused Incognito of acting inappropriately, touching her body with a golf club.

No charges were filed, but at least one former Dolphin at the tournament apologized to the woman.

CBS News reached out to Incognito and his agent with no response, but we can report that Incognito is also in Southern California, where his agent is based.

  • Jim Axelrod

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