"Then I had a chance to visit with him when I was in Tampa (and I) just felt like he had turned the corner in terms of maturity and ... being responsible in his actions."
Incognito was suspended by the Dolphins on Sunday night for conduct detrimental to the team amid accusations he bullied and threatened teammate Jonathan Martin, who has since left the team.
The situation has set off a firestorm across the country as fans, team executives, coaches and players have taken sides in the debate over the culture in an NFL locker room.
Olson has remained on friendly terms with Incognito and spoke with him by telephone this week. Olson wouldn't go into detail over what the two spoke about but said the lineman believes the situation with Martin has been taken out of context.
"He felt like he had a good relationship in that locker room, not only with the player in question but most of the players in the locker room," Olson said. "It's disappointing the things we're reading and hearing. You just hope it's not true."