Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think it's already been established that Martin really had no one to go to within the organization. Incognito was on the players' leadership council, it appears Philbin was complicit by asking Incognito to "toughen" Martin up, and Ireland, when informed by Martin'sagagent, said Martin should punch Incognito (the football way of telling Martin and his agent to go pound salt). I read an article over the weekend where a number of NFL insiders said the responsibility lies mostly on Philbin and Ireland and that they will likely lose their jobs. It probably won't happen until the Dolphins are eliminated from playoff contention. Incognito will probably be back in the league after doing some suspension time. Martin is probably done with the Dolphins and may find difficulty finding a job in the future not because he's considered soft but because he's considered a snitch in players' circles and other teams won't want to deal with the issues that brings to the locker room. Meanwhile, the NFL will probably come out with an antihazing policy that won't amount to much because players being hazed won't report for fear of being "Martined." I have no confidence in the commissioner doing anything meaningful. The only way things are going to change is if team officials make concerted efforts to weed hazing out of the locker room culture. That or someone dies in a hazing incident and the league gets sued.
There is always someone higher you can report stuff to. If he had a problem with the team leadership/GM he coulda went to the NFL. If he went the NFL route he coulda done it anonamously. Its a matter of do you want to be labeled a snitch, or do you want to stop from being picked on. I agree that EVERYONE should probly lose their job in over this.