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Report: Dolphins are concerned about relationship between Martin, teammates


At a time when Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin has cautioned folks to not believe everything they read, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has given us something else to read.  And to believe.  Or not.

Per Salguero, the Dolphins are “concerned” about the “relationship past and future” between Martin and his teammates.  More specifically, the teammates gave Martin the nickname “Big Weirdo” last year.

A second-round pick in 2012, Martin won’t play tonight, due to an unspecified illness.  He reportedly went AWOL this week, slamming down a tray of food after being given grief by teammates in the cafeteria.

He reportedly will be out indefinitely.

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42 Responses to “Report: Dolphins are concerned about relationship between Martin, teammates”
  1. seahawks55 says: Oct 31, 2013 7:53 PM

    This is some in-house business that’s absolutely none of ours. This really shouldn’t have leaked.

  2. ad2k13 says: Oct 31, 2013 7:54 PM

    Bullying isn’t limited to kids in school. Dolphins should fine the offenders.

  3. sabanissatan says: Oct 31, 2013 7:54 PM

    Is this high school??? Wow yet one more piece of proof that my fins are a joke

  4. mccourty1sland says: Oct 31, 2013 7:55 PM

    What a weirdo

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 7:57 PM

    So what is Salguero or the Dolphins not telling us? Surely they have a clue as to why the teammates called him that name.

    They are holding back one critical piece of information or supposition that explains where the root of this issue grew from.

  6. illwillthemick says: Oct 31, 2013 7:58 PM

    is the problem martin… or his teammates??

  7. illiniftw says: Oct 31, 2013 8:00 PM

    A toxic work environment can make a dream job seem like a nightmare. Would have to suck if your coworkers made fun of you to your face every day

  8. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Oct 31, 2013 8:00 PM

    I think dood is on the verge of coming out of the closet. Better he do that now or end up like his Stanford alumnus Kwame Harris.

  9. niagara14305 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:01 PM

    Let’s not forget, most of these players are kids themselves. 21 is not an adult. I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 31, 2013 8:01 PM

    Jon is undergoing a procedure to remove a third degree wedgie sustained at the team cafeteria.

  11. 3yardsndust says: Oct 31, 2013 8:03 PM

    You know, this could easily be a case of mental illness or personality disorder where the guy is just different.

    Why persecute him? SMH

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 8:03 PM


    The teammates called him a stupid name. Hard to blame the person on the receiving end of bullying attacks. Maybe Martin has a problem himself, but maybe not, but surely his teammates do if they can’t find a way to get through life without calling people “weirdos” as well as whatever other abuses they might be victimizing Mr. Martin with.

  13. acousticphan says: Oct 31, 2013 8:06 PM

    The rift started when Martin said, “hey, we’re supposed to protect our quarterback!!” The rest of our oline laughed because they didn’t know what he was talking about.

  14. aldavisisthenfl says: Oct 31, 2013 8:09 PM

    but I thought this team “is so good it’s scary”……lol…

  15. henryjones20 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:14 PM

    woulda been great if he wlda knocked some of his teammates teeth down their throats.keep ur head up johnathan.

  16. grumpyoleman says: Oct 31, 2013 8:20 PM

    He is just a sensitive sissy like the people that want to change the Redskins name

  17. earpaniac says: Oct 31, 2013 8:22 PM

    I don’t care what profession you are in, you get stuck with a nickname like “Big Weirdo” your first year there, you might as well find a new place of employment. You will NEVER live that down.

  18. krenshaws says: Oct 31, 2013 8:27 PM

    AND people wonder why the Dolphins have been a joke for 30+ years.

  19. MyTeamsAllStink says: Oct 31, 2013 8:31 PM

    he sounds like a wimp.Wouldnt want that weirdo protecting my blindside

  20. backdapack4evr says: Oct 31, 2013 8:32 PM

    Did they give him a swirlie??

  21. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 8:32 PM

    Ok what is with all the reporting of Clabo stepping in at LT? The reported on the sideline even said that too.

    But guess who is playing LT? McKinnie, because Clabo is playing RT!

    Fine the reporters! Don’t report stuff that ain’t true, say you heard that Clabo might play but don’t say it if you aren’t in a position to vouch for it!

  22. jimtkach says: Oct 31, 2013 8:36 PM

    It is embarrassing as human beings no one reached out to help him. If you break a leg they know what to do. If you have a broken spirit they walk away.

    Mental health is a disease. It is not a personality quirk

  23. multiplemiggs says: Oct 31, 2013 8:36 PM

    have you ever seen Chapelles Show’s Mad Real World? No wonder the poor guys going insane.

  24. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 8:38 PM

    I just looked, still has Martin as the starting LT on the depth chart. So what’s the deal, is Clabo the RT like he is on the DC, or is he not replacing Martin’s position that is represented on the DC?

  25. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 31, 2013 8:47 PM

    If it’s supposed to be a professional work environment this a great opportunity to make an example of a few jackasses. (Unless the players are stars of course – reality check). Might be time for the big man to be shipped to Seattle.

  26. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 31, 2013 8:49 PM

    Well I guess I better answer my questions now since they were rhetorical and don’t need a bunch of comments on it, but basically the point is that the Dolphins website is lame, they don’t even have McKinnie’s name listed on the DC at all. So when people report on stuff it makes the reporters appear wrong, which is flak that they don’t deserve for the team representing their roster inaccurately.

    Why have a website and roster and depth chart if you can’t even get all of the players’ names on it to begin with? That’s the only point I was trying to make, so moving on. I just have a pet peeve for inaccurate team website info.

  27. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:51 PM

    People have become way too thin skinned in America. I’ve worked in many situations where people bust each other’s balls. If all they were calling him all he had to do was laugh back in their faces and make a joke about them.

    Talk about the wussification of the USA pretty sad when a tough guy pro football player can’t take being called a few names.

  28. immafubared says: Oct 31, 2013 8:55 PM

    Maybe this guy has roid issues. Over time they screw with your mind and make things seem like they aren’t. Lets order a full set of tests to find out, is this guy a genuine weirdo or make believe.

  29. godofwine330 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:56 PM

    Bullying is bad. And when it happens on any level of a job be it NFL player for office worker it needs to be dealt with swiftly. if they knew he was nicknamed the big weirdo last year then someone should have done something then.

  30. rodh32340 says: Oct 31, 2013 9:02 PM

    The team should be concentrating on their win-loss record instead of piling on Martin for whatever perceived nonsense that makes him a “wierdo”.. You guys are supposed to be Pros!

  31. Slim Charles says: Oct 31, 2013 9:11 PM

    I’m TOTALLY sure harrisonhits32, guy on the internet, would totally call Martin’s names. Or not need a change of drawers if Martin did the same to him.

    Everyone rags on each other but if you’re not a scumbag you quickly realize when somebody is taking it seriously and lay off them. Every workplace has a guy like that, you just be nice to them and let them be. It’s called compassion.

  32. ddogdaddy says: Oct 31, 2013 9:11 PM

    In the old days this type of conflict would be be resolved in the locker room or the parking lot with a couple of guys with black eyes or loose teeth and then it is done.

    Now it’s going to get real ugly with a couple guys sending out some bitter tweets about each other. Frightning isn’t it?

  33. commonsensedude says: Oct 31, 2013 10:11 PM

    Who else would cheer on Martin if he decided to give his idiot teammates a proper beatdown? I hate bullies. Hide behind lockers and pick them off one at a time if you need to.

  34. derekgorgonstar says: Oct 31, 2013 10:15 PM

    If you are more intelligent than many of your co-workers, you are considered weird or eccentric. It’s a lot better than being a dumb, boring, cookie-cutter jock.

  35. souldogdave says: Oct 31, 2013 10:35 PM

    For it to get this far, someone wasn’t doing their job. Sounds like a out-of-control locker room and negligence from the coaches and assistants. LAME.

  36. sfsugator says: Oct 31, 2013 10:52 PM

    This guy is big enough surprised he didn’t curb stomp some peeps

  37. fordmandalay says: Oct 31, 2013 11:31 PM

    Way to build a winning team, Dolphins. Enjoy the road to nowhere.

  38. andyisme2 says: Oct 31, 2013 11:32 PM


    Right, it’s the ‘thin-skinned’ people’s faults. How dare they refuse to constantly put up with unnecessary harassment from ignorant people?

    Oh, but wait, he’s a ‘tough guy pro football player’. I forgot that although they look like people, they actually only share the anatomy, not any of the thoughts and feelings that humans have.

    It’s not the victims that are the problem, it’s people like you. Those who think they can do/say whatever. How about looking at it from someone else’s viewpoint before you say something?

    There’s a line that’s crossed. There’s joking between friends, but when it reaches a certain point, it’s not fun anymore. Like when those people aren’t your friends, or it’s meant in a mean spirited way, or it persists even when they know you hate it.

    How would you like to be made fun of and ostracized every single day? Someone like you would say you could handle it, since you’re tough. Right. You won’t have to, since your kind are the ones doing the bullying.

    The worst thing about these situations, are that the people (AKA the garbage) doing the bullying go on with their worthless lives, while the bullied (who are much higher quality people) have to suffer.

    I’ve never been bullied before either, so some ‘just another thin-skinned American’ isn’t going to work. I actually have the decency/capability to actually think of other people. Shocking, I know, you should try it sometime.

    The ‘wussification of the USA’… Child, please. It’s about time people stop having to put up with others’ BS, just because those people are ignorant.

  39. johninthewest says: Nov 1, 2013 12:32 AM

    This is certainly not a laughing matter..

  40. skins1976 says: Nov 1, 2013 2:25 AM

    Curious to see how this develops. Maybe it was something as simple as him slamming the tray down ’cause the food tasted like my ex wife cooked it.

  41. kingpel says: Nov 1, 2013 4:45 AM

    I hope they shine a light on the “jokesters”.

  42. sbaltimore says: Nov 1, 2013 7:54 AM

    This is something that had to be common knowledge if it’s being done so openly, and the coaching staff just sits back and does nothing? No wonder the stands were more than half empty.

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