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Philbin says Dolphins won’t tolerate bullying

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Many questions remain regarding the situation involving Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, and answers are hard to come by.

One thing we know is that, as coach Joe Philbin said on Friday (via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald), bullying “will not be tolerated.”  Added Philbin:  “This is something we take very seriously.”

That’s fine.  And it makes sense.  Bullying shouldn’t be tolerated, and the issue should be taken seriously.  But in an NFL locker room, what is bullying?

Salguero and I explored that issue on today’s PFT Live.  Also, Salguero shared some specific information regarding other locker-room antics in which Martin was supposedly involved.

Was Martin overly sensitive?  Did his teammates go too far?  And what exactly is and isn’t acceptable in an NFL locker room?

These are all important considerations for understanding how Martin’s situation got to this point.  Moving forward, the question becomes whether he’ll be accepted by the team when he returns, and whether and to what extent opponents will subject him to verbal abuse during games, under the assumption that it will be easy to get under his skin.

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  1. g35phin says: Nov 1, 2013 3:02 PM

    They were making fun of him because he was listening to the new Drake CD

  2. thepftpoet says: Nov 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    I think it’s just Martin’s time of the month

  3. astigmatism? football? why not both. says: Nov 1, 2013 3:04 PM

    my friends call me ugly all the time..

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:04 PM

    Wait till Martin gets back on the field. I can only imagine what he’s going to hear from the other teams. If thought a little bit of ball busting in the locker room was bad, wait till opposing players start hammering him after this.

  5. Kayne East says: Nov 1, 2013 3:05 PM

    Did he also say “starting now” when he finished?

  6. kingpel says: Nov 1, 2013 3:05 PM

    Starting now!

  7. cursedvikings1998 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:05 PM

    I thought that the players were supposed to operate as a TEAM. Why would a bunch of players want to single out one player and alienate him? If it happened, this is sad and pathetic.

  8. reprob8 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:07 PM

    seems that there’s more to this story to tell, but I never thought that I’d hear or read a reference to “bullying” about an NFL locker room, from an NFL player.

  9. noross says: Nov 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    But Philbin DOES tolerate Mike Pouncey of “Free Hernandez”fame! Yeah Joe, no apology needed!!

  10. realitypolice says: Nov 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    Did you ever in your entire life think you would see an article with a headline like this about an NFL coach and his players?

    If you didn’t know anything about the NFL and just saw the headline, you would assume this Philbin guy must be the principle at the local Middle School.

    What could possibly have been going on in that locker room that would warrant this becoming such a huge and embarrassing issue?

  11. jakec4 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    You don’t wait until there is a suicide, then have the parameters for “what is too far”. That goes for bullying in any environment. The word bully doesn’t mean what it means to people in their late 20′s and older who know “bully” by their grade school definition of it. It’s a real issue. A serious one.

  12. paulnoga says: Nov 1, 2013 3:08 PM

    What are the Dolphins going to do? Give the other Offensive Line players a “time out”? Martin is done. What if the opposing team starts bullying Martin during the game? Will they be told to apologize?
    Football is a game of Bullying, one on one.
    This country has taken bullying far too seriously at all levels. Its time to stop the nonsense.

  13. drelms says: Nov 1, 2013 3:09 PM

    Is it cuz he has an alternative lifestyle, Enquiring minds want to know?

  14. dryzzt23 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:09 PM

    Really? It seems as if they’ve “tolerated” this behavior all off-season and in-season until the dam broke.

    Mr. Martin is a victim of not having a spine and not bullying his teammates right back.The best way to handle a bully is to call him/her what they are and then attack. Screw their feelings, they chose to bully, now they should suffer the consequences.

  15. bradygirl12 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:12 PM

    Should be pretty interesting when the truth comes out. I think there’s definitely more to this story than meets the eye.

  16. maurysline says: Nov 1, 2013 3:14 PM

    If he had an issue he has a coach and GM. If approached in the right way it is entirely plausible it would have been handled with complete discretion and diffused within the organization. If he did not go this route either he felt the coaches and management condoned this behavior (which makes Philbins statement questionable), or he is just that stupid as to how any professional organizational structure operates when there is a problem.

  17. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Nov 1, 2013 3:17 PM

    Jonathan Martin bears a striking resemblance to Miguel Cabrera!

  18. backdapack4evr says: Nov 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Ommmmmm
    Too late Phil!!

  19. captainphintastic says: Nov 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    How do you bully a 320 lb offensive lineman?
    Sounds like little Johnny has maturity issues, the world is a tough place, time to grow up.
    Best way to deal with a bully by standing up to them and letting them know that their BS won’t be tolerated. Running home to mom and dad usually does not work. smh

  20. bennyb82 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    This is probably a tough situation. On one hand, this is the NFL where being tough and holding your own is extremely important. On the other hand, nobody wants to be treated badly over and over again. Some guys are probably more sensitive to it but that doesn’t mean the fault is their own. Bullies won’t typically change their ways unless they are given a taste of their own medicine…which is usually not a great way to go about it because the bully ends up looking like the victim sometimes. Can’t we all just get long?!

  21. Ralphie says: Nov 1, 2013 3:20 PM

    “Did his teammates go too far?” Like giving him a Private Pyle blanket party too far?

  22. roygreenunderrated says: Nov 1, 2013 3:20 PM

    Look people it isn’t that hard to figure out what happened. I’ve been in plenty of HS and college football locker rooms and know the dynamics involved, I’ve seen bullying, razing or whatever you want to call it up close.

    Martin, from Stanford, is an intellectual with varied interests and just doesn’t fit in with the other guys. Seems like a sensitive kid, not your typical NFL player.
    The meathead offensive lineman (I guarantee you it was steroids Incognito and Aaron Hernandez’s BFF Pouncey who were the instigators) are a-holes who act like immature children.

    The book on Martin was that he was talented but soft.They’ve probably busted his balls since he was drafted and came to a head now. But the Dolphins should have realized this could have been a problem and nipped it in the bud a long time ago. Not a well run organization.

  23. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 1, 2013 3:23 PM

    Bullying?? Is this professional football or grammar school?

    This league is getting way too ‘sensitive’ & ‘delicate’. They are grown men for crying out loud…

    Must be a Dolphin thing…

  24. justafan4life says: Nov 1, 2013 3:24 PM

    Hope he does not go Private Pile on his team.

  25. Kayne East says: Nov 1, 2013 3:24 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Nov 1, 2013 3:17 PM
    Jonathan Martin bears a striking resemblance to Miguel Cabrera!

    ++++++++++++++

    I was thinking Pouncey (you can pick whichever one), but good call on Cabrera

  26. kingpel says: Nov 1, 2013 3:25 PM

    Only a matter of time before Richie Incognito is called out.

  27. xpensivewinos says: Nov 1, 2013 3:26 PM

    The Dolphins do however tolerate and embrace incompetent GMs……

  28. cheapglazers says: Nov 1, 2013 3:26 PM

    Good think they didn’t hire Schiano then!

  29. hehateme2 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    You sound kinda soft too there roygreen.
    Birds of a feather….

  30. jakec4 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    captainphintastic says: Nov 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    How do you bully a 320 lb offensive lineman?
    Sounds like little Johnny has maturity issues, the world is a tough place, time to grow up.
    Best way to deal with a bully by standing up to them and letting them know that their BS won’t be tolerated. Running home to mom and dad usually does not work. smh
    ———————————————————–

    There are so many dim, neanderthal style comments to gaze at disbelief in, but what does his weight have to do with it? The issue is in his brain.

  31. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    If this is all true, why to men in their 20′s and 30′s need to resort high school antics?

  32. brucealmty says: Nov 1, 2013 3:33 PM

    What’s the deal with Martin??? Is he gay???

  33. paulnoga says: Nov 1, 2013 3:35 PM

    How many adults are bullyed by their supervisors at work?

  34. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 1, 2013 3:37 PM

    Philbin The Phin wants to be remembered as a benevolent ruler.

  35. squinn21 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:38 PM

    Felt bad for this guy at first thinking he had some type of mental issue but after the bs he posted on facebook yesterday, I dont know how I can give him the benefit of the doubt. Would be one thing if he was a good player but he’s incredibly mediocre and just comes off as unprofessional. If his problem was that big why didn’t he go to the coach and talk to him?

  36. commonsensedude says: Nov 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    In general, I have no tolerance for bullying or harassment of anybody at any time. But the problem with this whole blow-up is that now that everybody thinks Martin’s reason for leaving is because of bullying, almost EVERY player from every opposing team will spend a significant amount of time trying to figure out how to push his buttons in the exact same way. If he can’t cope with doing his job while taking crap from his teammates, every opponent will bank on him not being able to do his job while taking crap from them.

    This should have been kept in-house. When people think they have a better chance at winning when they pick on you, they’ll inevitably pick on you and won’t ever stop.

  37. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    High-school hazing and bullying used to involve name-calling, towel-snapping and stuffing boys into lockers. Now, boys sexually abusing other boys is part of the ritual. More than 40 high school boys were sodomized with foreign objects by their teammates in over a dozen alleged incidents reported in the past year, compared with about three incidents a decade ago. Boys were raped with a broken flagpole outside Los Angeles; a metal concrete-reinforcing bar in Fontana, California; a jump-rope handle in Greenfield, Iowa; and a water bottle in Hardin, Missouri, according to court rulings and prosecutors. When will the bullying stop…

  38. rgiv says: Nov 1, 2013 3:42 PM

    I can picture a scathing commentary coming to us Sunday night about bullying in NFL locker rooms, courtesy of Bob Costas.

  39. sc711 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    There isnt a head coach in the NFL, college, high school that does not know who the trouble makers are…….

  40. pawnjockey1 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:44 PM

    What is this, grade school? Give me a freaking break! Are we just a society of victims?

  41. henryjones20 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:45 PM

    roygreenunderrated u took the words out of my mouth.well said

  42. captainphintastic says: Nov 1, 2013 3:52 PM

    nflofficeadmin says:
    Nov 1, 2013 3:41 PM
    High-school hazing and bullying used to involve name-calling, towel-snapping and stuffing boys into lockers. Now, boys sexually abusing other boys is part of the ritual. More than 40 high school boys were sodomized with foreign objects by their teammates in over a dozen alleged incidents reported in the past year, compared with about three incidents a decade ago. Boys were raped with a broken flagpole outside Los Angeles; a metal concrete-reinforcing bar in Fontana, California; a jump-rope handle in Greenfield, Iowa; and a water bottle in Hardin, Missouri, according to court rulings and prosecutors. When will the bullying stop…

    ——————————————

    These acts are not bullying.
    I believe these fall under felony assault.

  43. chiadam says: Nov 1, 2013 3:54 PM

    Philbin is a doormat. The footage of him trying to suggest that he might want to maybe cut Chad Johnson remains the funniest 60 seconds in Hard Knocks history.

  44. Youknowimright says: Nov 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    This is embarassing in so many ways for the Dolphins. Mostly because they have a guy this soft on their line who cannot handle himself in the lockeroom. Man up buddy.

    I’m thinking full metal jacket style retaliation by the team to straighten this kid out. Get the soap and pillow cases gentlemen. It’s time for this young man to toughen up.

  45. tvguy22 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    I don’t think the lockers are big enough to stuff him into.

  46. blacknole08 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:56 PM

    I think that they are messing with Martin because he is smart. I think weird can be seen as “highly intelligent” and his some teammates just can’t relate.

    Martin is a Stanford grad (His teammate in college was Andrew Luck, another player some might call “weird.”) and both his parents are lawyers from Harvard.

    So really he is MILES ahead of his bully teammates.

  47. forsbergler says: Nov 1, 2013 3:58 PM

    When will the bulling stop !!!!
    Cry me a river and grow up. There is always 1 in the crowd isn’t there? The social uncomfortable one with mommy and dady issues. This dude is screwed when he gets back.

    His teammates will totally ignore this guy when he gets back. Which he will soon find out is way worse than have been bullied. The guy should of stood up for himself in front of his team mates when it was happening and someone in the room would of made sure it didn’t happenen again. Instead he probably tried to ignore it until he snapped and ran off like a little kid and cried to the teacher. I feel bad that no one has ever taught this dude how to deal with a bully. His method unfortunatly just cost him his job.

  48. thetannchise says: Nov 1, 2013 3:59 PM

    During my time as a phins fan, Ive seen a lot of stupid things happen… This one might be in a league of its own however..

  49. stanley1969 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:00 PM

    Bullying is a real issue, if you are in Middle or High School. Not if you are in the Nfl. Someone that big doesn’t get bully unless you are soft.

  50. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    Guys who would rather tease and bully their teammates than win games don’t need to be on the team. Benchings, suspensions, and terminations are all warranted.

    It’s clear that the Dolphins offensive line are not a cohesive unit. That’s the responsibility of the offensive line coach, Jim Turner. He’s also responsible for allowing this situation to go too far. I’d fire him. Today.

    Previous reports say that the other members of the offensive line made comments about Jonathan Martin’s family and that the personal attacks were well over the line. Armando Salguero repeatedly says that Martin asked them to stop, and the verbal abuse continued. That’s bullying.

    In any other workplace, when management knows this is happening and does nothing, it’s lawsuit territory. People get written up. People get terminated.

    The way Armando Salguero frames the definition of bullying is strawman argument. It’s very suspicious. It sounds like he is protecting people whom he knows are guilty. Also, it’s unprofessional to report that unnamed people in the Dolphins locker room claim Martin has a (mental) “illness”.

    It sounds like Salguero has definitely taken sides in this situation, and is mighty forgiving of the bullies. He seems to argue that being intelligent and having a degree from Stanford disqualifies Martin from playing football. Maybe on the Dolphins, but other teams don’t have a problem with players who have brains.

    The Dolphins should offer to release Martin from his contract and let him play where ever he likes. And they should pay him for the rest of the season. This is on the Dolphins, not on Martin.

  51. jagsfan1 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    Unfortunate Situation….but if we’re keepin it real – dude be dressin like a lady in D Block

  52. skittlesareyum says: Nov 1, 2013 4:08 PM

    Moving forward, the question becomes whether he’ll be accepted by the team when he returns, and whether and to what extent opponents will subject him to verbal abuse during games, under the assumption that it will be easy to get under his skin.

    —————-

    It’s a valid concern, but at the same time trash talk from opponents is not the same thing as teammates who are supposed to be on your side. If my brother calls me a loser it hurts a lot more than someone I barely know.

  53. sullijo1 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:11 PM

    This has got to be a sign of the Apocalypse!

  54. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 1, 2013 4:12 PM

    Good comment by Joe Philbin and especially “Jakec4″ and “nflofficeadmin” for best user comments here. Well said people.

    If I was Salguero’s boss, he 100% without a doubt would have been fired by text message before he even spoke for a minute on Florio’s show. Maybe even within 30 seconds.

  55. bearclaw69 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:13 PM

    No, our definition of bullying isn’t old school, the libtards want to EXPAND it to include verbal insults, etc. Bullying is what we say it is, physical assault and or battery. Hurling insults is just that. If some of the gays and light in the loafer crowd (yeah, that includes all LGBT types) can’t deal with some insults, life is gonna be tough for them because a ton of people like to make fun of those kind of people. It is NOT, however, bullying, and we are NOT going to allow our language to be co-opted by the fruitcakes who want to redefine words like hate and bullying.

  56. steve3211 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:14 PM

    Well don’t forget this is a Stanford guy and comes from a highly successful academic family. So he was probably using big words they didn’t understand and were feeling insecure.

  57. sc711 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:16 PM

    In regards to children 160,000 kids per day miss school out of fear of being bullied, these bullies grow up, take their act to the workplace……and Philbin has the gall to suggest Martin has a mental health problem….which is slander….if it was me….I would sue the living Christ out of them….not for me….but to show every employer that this type of thought process (typical in human resource departments) will not be tolerated.

  58. seanb20124 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:22 PM

    Can he sue the league for damages

  59. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 1, 2013 4:24 PM

    Well I’m pretty much done with work for the day. I’m calling the Miami Herald right now.

  60. sc711 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    Dear human resource dept,

    The easiest way to find your problem people is to have private survey and include the question ” name your favorite 4 co workers”…… the names that are not making the list is a good place to start.

  61. mrnick66 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:28 PM

    what a generation of wimps we are seeing now. when you play football you put on a helmet,well life is tough put on your helmet and grow up. i have glasses and am overweight ,do you think i heard a comment or two when i was in highschool? of course…but this stanford educated,grown ass man can’t take some ribbing? better off without him!!!!!

  62. buckhorn2013 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:38 PM

    Bullying? Really? A grown man being bullied? Wow. Talk about the pussification of America. Lol. Word it is hazing not bullying.

  63. backdapack4evr says: Nov 1, 2013 4:44 PM

    The refs on Thursday night were worried about getting bullied!!

  64. psmith922 says: Nov 1, 2013 4:44 PM

    ivanpavlov0000 says:
    Nov 1, 2013 4:07 PM
    Guys who would rather tease and bully their teammates than win games don’t need to be on the team. Benchings, suspensions, and terminations are all warranted.

    Teammates have to know when to ease up, but this is a slippery slope. Do you then also start imposing suspensions/fines for defensive linemen who “bully” offensive linemen during the game? I assure you they say worse than “Big Weirdo”. Seems like a terrible idea.

  65. denverwally says: Nov 1, 2013 4:47 PM

    This is the culmination of 30 years of giving out participation trophies, not recognizing winning teams vs losing teams, and basically not keeping score.
    Sometime ago this mommy state decided nobody ever should get their feelings hurt. We now have a whole generation of adults who had never dealt with an unsupervised situation when they were kids. Every kids game has to have a referree, the kids never just go down the park and play pickup games anymore. They no longer have the skills to resolve conflicts (HE WAS SAFE, NO HE WAS OUT), choose up sides, basically learn to deal with each other. Mom and dad always has to be the referree.

  66. urbusted2 says: Nov 1, 2013 5:09 PM

    It’s obviously a mental thing and the coaching staff is less than truthful if they weren’t aware of the issue prior to when this broke. The other option is they had their heads up their posteriors. A football team is full of alpha types and they can be predators. Getting to this point is placing Martin in jeopardy on game day. Just very sad.

  67. ndrocks2 says: Nov 1, 2013 5:36 PM

    “Philbin says Dolphins won’t tolerate bullying”…EVER AGAIN!!!

  68. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 1, 2013 5:41 PM

    psmith922 says:

    Teammates have to know when to ease up, but this is a slippery slope. Do you then also start imposing suspensions/fines for defensive linemen who “bully” offensive linemen during the game? I assure you they say worse than “Big Weirdo”. Seems like a terrible idea.

    There’s a huge difference between being teased and bullied by opponents and getting every day it from your own offensive linemates — the guys who are supposed to be on your side and who are supposed to have your back.

    The Dolphins offensive line has allowed 35 sacks so far this season. They have zero chemistry and they stink. I have no problem with benching, suspending, or terminating players who think making life miserable for a linemate is more important that protecting the QB.

    The fact that this mess has come to a head like this falls on Jim Turner. Firing him would send a message. And I have no problem showing the door to players who don’t take the hint.

  69. SparkyGump says: Nov 1, 2013 6:15 PM

    Maybe he couldn’t take wearing those horrible uniforms anymore.

  70. jimmysee says: Nov 1, 2013 6:18 PM

    A day late and a dollar short.

  71. furnhole says: Nov 1, 2013 6:25 PM

    Sorry about this guys problems. After taking hitting hard from the game let’s not take away joking in the locker room. It’s a guys game and a tough sport. Out of control political correction is having a big impact on the game with the Redskins name situation, let’s keep it out of the locker room and let the guys be guys. I’m sure everybody living on our beautiful earth came look to be offended every second of every day. Come on, let’s be reasonable.

  72. captainphintastic says: Nov 1, 2013 6:28 PM

    denverwally says:
    Nov 1, 2013 4:47 PM
    This is the culmination of 30 years of giving out participation trophies, not recognizing winning teams vs losing teams, and basically not keeping score.
    Sometime ago this mommy state decided nobody ever should get their feelings hurt. We now have a whole generation of adults who had never dealt with an unsupervised situation when they were kids. Every kids game has to have a referree, the kids never just go down the park and play pickup games anymore. They no longer have the skills to resolve conflicts (HE WAS SAFE, NO HE WAS OUT), choose up sides, basically learn to deal with each other. Mom and dad always has to be the referree.

    —————————————–

    This comment deserves 1 Million thumbs up.
    Well said sir. How about that story in Texas about a week ago? High school football team wins a 90 point shutout, and a parent from the opposing team files an “official” bullying claim against the other school?

  73. dolphins512 says: Nov 1, 2013 6:44 PM

    From what I recall, Martin checked himself into a hospital immediately after the incident in the cafeteria. He also tweeted that you shouldn’t believe everything you read. His family has said that he has no problem with his coaches in response to a news story that he did.

    Perhaps….just perhaps….there is something else going on with this young man that has nothing to do with being the victim of a joke.

    It’s a little too early to think we know anything.

  74. ripster65 says: Nov 1, 2013 7:04 PM

    What exactly happened? It’s hard for me to put my hands on what could have been said/done that would make the headlines. Apparently I missed the story. A little help…?

  75. fground says: Nov 1, 2013 7:05 PM

    Wikipedia defining bullying –

    “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively to impose domination over others.”

    Isn’t that the definition for football as well?

  76. ripster65 says: Nov 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    ah! found it…hmmm

  77. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 1, 2013 7:27 PM

    There is a big difference between joking around and harassment. As the details slowly leak out it appears he was a target in a hostile work environment. The “men” who harassed him ate probably the classic exams of a schoolyard bully. Some people never evolve. It may seem like an odd story to some because it involves pro football players, but a hostile work ace is something this man didn’t deserve.

  78. vikesfansteve says: Nov 1, 2013 7:36 PM

    I think hazing defines what they are doing to him more than bullying but they haven’t stopped based on his requests. Ask Stephen Davis what happens when you keep bothering someone when they tell you to stop.

  79. doggeatdogg says: Nov 1, 2013 7:46 PM

    Bullying is a very serious thing and is not applicable in all situations. They tried to pull that stunt in Texas (that team that got beat by nearly 80 points and the opposition’s parents called that bullying).

    People are killing themselves over bullying. Now we have an NFL player alleging bullying. This is unprecedented. We still don’t know what really happened, what was said, and in what context.

    If they are going to use this ‘bullying’ concept in the National Football League, then the owners and the union better get it straight and not use the Dolphin situation as some patch up work.
    Otherwise we will hear more accusations of bullying relating to hits, scoring margin, words said, and now with what team mates say to each other. Isn’t there enough contempt for the commissioner, the refs, the handling of concussions, and other things. Do they really to pile this one too?

    And since people are so quick to jump on the sympathy wagon from people claiming bullying real or not, the NFL better think about the kind of league it wants. Bullying is too serious a subject for them to hem and haw about it.

  80. harrycanyon says: Nov 1, 2013 8:19 PM

    Hows this for bullying. Coach Philbin you look like the guy in the original Hills Have Eyes movies.

    Everyone cried bullying these days. If you wrong someone in the slightlest way, BULLYING!

    People need to grow some thicker skin.

  81. colv says: Nov 1, 2013 9:19 PM

    My god grown men making millions. Is this high school? Oh wait grown men playing a kids game. I guess some of these men are still at the high school level and management remarking that bulling will not be tolerated, really. All need to grow up and get a real job and see what that is like.

  82. rrthomasxyz says: Nov 1, 2013 9:34 PM

    Any form of harassessment in the workplace would typically get you suspended from work or fired. Most companies have a zero tolerance rule. I understand his parents both graduated from Harvard and are now lawyers. Something definitive needs to be done now by Miami. There should be an investigation and then, if warranted, a suspension. It’s either that or I’m sure you’ll see a law suit: Martin vs NFL. Harassment in any form should never be tolerated or condoned.

  83. firethorn1001 says: Nov 1, 2013 11:44 PM

    No bullying in the NFL? Jacksonville should be happy to hear that.

  84. cuda1234 says: Nov 2, 2013 12:24 AM

    And what do you call it when a sports website writes a hateful column every day about one of the NFL owners and the name of the team he purchased?

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