November 10, 2013 12:41 pm -

Richie Incognito admits he used racially offensive language toward Jonathan Martin, but defends it by saying it’s part for the course.

“This isn’t an issue about bullying … this is an issue of my and Jon’s relationship,” Incognito told “Fox NFL Sunday.”

“You can ask anybody in the Miami Dolphins locker room, `Who had Jon Martin’s back the absolute most?’ and they will undoubtedly tell you me.”

…Incognito was apologetic for uttering “bad words,” but said offensive racial talk is commonplace in NFL locker rooms.

“All this stuff coming out … it speaks to the culture of our locker room, it speaks to the culture of our closeness, it speaks to the culture of our brotherhood,” Incognito said.

“And the racism, the bad words, you know that’s what I regret most. But that is a product of our environment and that’s something we use all the time.”