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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    Turns out its not exactly how Incognito wants it sound
    http://deadspin.com/the-threatening-...-wa-1461938725
    It was just a silly meme.
    Ah, well that seems far more likely.

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Says Richie Incognito??
    Jonathan Martin was bullied....says Johnathan Martin. That goes both ways

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    This story is illustrates some of the more annoying aspects of the media, sports fans, and sports in general.
    1) The rush to get the story out. The rush to get it out preceded having very many actual facts.
    2) The lack of nuance. You either have to scream on one side or scream on the other.
    3) The rush to judgment. Martin has been a wimp, hero, role model, chicken, etc... all over the span of a week.
    4) The need for drama and narrative.

    One last thing. Isn't the "treatment" Martin seems to have gotten/may have gotten/did get/didn't get the same treatment EVERY kicker gets everyday of their lives?
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    This story is illustrates some of the more annoying aspects of the media, sports fans, and sports in general.
    1) The rush to get the story out. The rush to get it out preceded having very many actual facts.
    2) The lack of nuance. You either have to scream on one side or scream on the other.
    3) The rush to judgment. Martin has been a wimp, hero, role model, chicken, etc... all over the span of a week.
    4) The need for drama and narrative.

    One last thing. Isn't the "treatment" Martin seems to have gotten/may have gotten/did get/didn't get the same treatment EVERY kicker gets everyday of their lives?
    I think kickers are largely ignored.
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Says Richie Incognito??
    Says the last of over 1100 text messages between the 2....

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    Jonathan Martin was bullied....says Johnathan Martin. That goes both ways
    Yea, except that one guy's a sociopath that got kicked off two different college teams and bounced around in the NFL because he kept drawing unsportsmanlike conduct penalties everywhere he went until he finally found a home with that joke of a team in Miami where they obviously put up with and/or encourage that garbage.

    The other guy seems to be fairly sane and has a Stanford education (well, he went to Stanford - he'd also been accepted to Harvard, though they don't offer scholarships), and was raised by two Harvard alums.

    Gee, I know which one I'd be more likely to believe.
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    Says the last of over 1100 text messages between the 2....
    Did ya really need to reply to my same post twice?
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    I think, like most things, both sides as probably a bit guilty. Incognito appears to be a scum bag, but I do think Martin isn't just an innocent victim either. It's just my gut on how this whole story feels. I'm in no way defending Incognito by trying to blame the victim, so don't attack me as though I am.

    There's a world of pro athletes that I can't completely understand and never will. All I can do is offer my opinions on the stories [and that's all 99% of it is, stories, not facts] and continue to read when I'm completely bored.

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Cam Cleeland (who actually won a lawsuit against the Saints and six players when he was hit in the eye with a pillowcase full of coins during a "fun" hazing event that was "just part of that wacky NFL culture" back in 1998) on Rich Incognito:

    http://deadspin.com/nfl-hazing-victi...64880/@Tom_Ley
    "I'm not afraid to say that he was an immature, unrealistic scumbag," Cleeland said. "When it came down to it, he had no personality, he was a locker-room cancer, and he just wanted to fight everybody all the time. It was bizarre beyond belief."
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    I have friends who I text terrible things to and from whom get terrible things texted back to me, it's kind of just trying to top the other person saying how much we hate each other just to make the other laugh, obviously we actually care very much about each other. I only do that with my closest friends. If any of those friends ever decided they wanted to embarrass me they could show them to people and it would look really bad.
    That was my first thought. There's a handful of people that could make me look like the worst person on the planet if they ever felt inclined. I can't wait to hear Martin's take on it.

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Cam Cleeland (who actually won a lawsuit against the Saints and six players when he was hit in the eye with a pillowcase full of coins during a "fun" hazing event that was "just part of that wacky NFL culture" back in 1998) on Rich Incognito:

    http://deadspin.com/nfl-hazing-victi...64880/@Tom_Ley
    Im not saying Incognito is a good guy or is innocent in all this. I'm just saying that Martin had options and it didn't have to get this far outa control. He had many options before just leaving the team, some good and some bad. Some may have been harded than others. If someone had been bullying you would you be sending them text AFTER you left the team? Then say that you didn't blame them, just the culture of the locker room? Like ESPN said last night, Martin never said it was Incognito specifically that was bullying him. The Miami Dolphins heard the voice mail and then suspended Incognito. Many players and coaches are going to take the fall on this, as should be. I like hte idea of having the counsel with big, trustable names like Tony Dungy and Don Shula trying to get to the bottom of this and coming up with good ideas to resolve the problems for the Dolphins. All I'm saying is let's not let Martin off the hook yet until the whole story comes out. Once it does, if Martin is blameless, I will eat crow...

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    I'm starting to wish some team would sign Tim Tebow, because I'm already getting annoyed at the level of coverage this story is getting now.
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    Im not saying Incognito is a good guy or is innocent in all this. I'm just saying that Martin had options and it didn't have to get this far outa control. He had many options before just leaving the team, some good and some bad. Some may have been harded than others. If someone had been bullying you would you be sending them text AFTER you left the team? Then say that you didn't blame them, just the culture of the locker room? Like ESPN said last night, Martin never said it was Incognito specifically that was bullying him. The Miami Dolphins heard the voice mail and then suspended Incognito. Many players and coaches are going to take the fall on this, as should be. I like hte idea of having the counsel with big, trustable names like Tony Dungy and Don Shula trying to get to the bottom of this and coming up with good ideas to resolve the problems for the Dolphins. All I'm saying is let's not let Martin off the hook yet until the whole story comes out. Once it does, if Martin is blameless, I will eat crow...
    I'm unwilling to believe anything Incognito claims without actually seeing time stamped texts that can be read.
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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I'm unwilling to believe anything Incognito claims without actually seeing time stamped texts that can be read.
    I don't know the details, but he had all 1100 or so text with him for the NFL Network interview and it was brought up last night by Chris Berman and Tom Jackson last nite on NFL Countdown. I would imagine the facts will start coming out late this week or early next week once Martin starts getting talked to by Dolphins and NFL brass. Should be interesting stuff. Like Caveat Emperor said, someone needs to sign Timmy Tebow already. This stuff is getting pretty old already!!!

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    Re: Dolphins players accused of bullying teammates

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I'm starting to wish some team would sign Tim Tebow, because I'm already getting annoyed at the level of coverage this story is getting now.
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