Dolphins Cut Incognito for Bullying Martin

Published on 04-Nov-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NFL / NFL Daily Update

Incognito and Martin

As we reported last week, Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins for personal reasons.

We now all know that those reasons were he was being bullied and harassed by Richie Incognito. 

Incognito has a reputation around the league as being a dirty player and not being well-liked. Looks like he's well capable of living down to it, and finally, it's cost him his job. After this, it's probably cost him his career, too. Who'd want to sign him?

Reports emerged out of Miami that Incognito sent abusive text messages, calling Martin a "half n*gger" and threatening his family.

Hazing in the NFL is not new. Rookies have always been hazed by veteran teammates. Rookies are asked to pick up food for their teammates or coaches, cover a tab or two at a restaurant or bar, and/or sing their college fight songs in training camp, but this is something off the charts.

The question everyone seems to be asking is where were the Dolphins coaches when this was happening? It's obvious from reports that this has been going on for a long time, and either the coaches didn't know or didn't give a damn. 

That may explain why there was a division on the team, especially if the coaches knew and didn't say a word about it. 

Well, now the NFL is investigating the incident, and if it's determined that the organization knew what was going on and no one did anything about it, even more hell will break loose.

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