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Tyson Clabo on Jonathan Martin: He needs to stand up and be a man

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Quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn’t the only member of the Dolphins who addressed the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation on Wednesday and his comment that the two men were close friends is far from the only thing said that serves to make the whole thing harder to wrap your head around.

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post has comments from both wide receiver Brian Hartline and tackle Tyson Clabo that offer a different viewpoint as to what’s been going on in the team’s locker room. Hartline said that Martin passed around the infamous voicemail that Incognito left on his phone while laughing about it. Hubbuch described Hartline, who also said that the truth would come out, as “outraged.”

Hartline also said that it’s ridiculous to call Incognito racist, which Clabo agreed with while also training his sights on Martin. Clabo said that Martin “needs to stand up and be a man. I don’t know why he’s doing this.”

There’s more on Hubbuch’s timeline in a similar vein from both players, all of which makes for a much more complex picture of the Dolphins workplace than we had before. That’s only going to lead to a desire to find out more, which means that any hopes the Dolphins had of putting a cork in the story popped on Wednesday.

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34 Responses to “Tyson Clabo on Jonathan Martin: He needs to stand up and be a man”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 6, 2013 6:36 PM

    some family. A lot of people are turning their backs on a guy that obviously has problems.

  2. briang123 says: Nov 6, 2013 6:40 PM

    I don’t like what was done to Martin but it sure looks to me that he has been following the steps of “setting up your lawsuit 101.” He went from them playing a cafeteria prank directly to the hospital? Please. he was put up to that. I am an attorney (like both Martin’s parents) and see it all the time. Since he left the team, information has leaked in a systematic and coordinated manner, and they are slowly setting up an intentional tort against the team management in order to get out of the worker’s compensation system. The way I see it, Martin will eventually play the victim card way too far and lose sympathy from everyone.

  3. floridaslonechargersfan says: Nov 6, 2013 6:45 PM

    With friends like these, who needs enemies?

  4. coltzfan166 says: Nov 6, 2013 6:45 PM

    Yeah I don’t see why Martin would go back anytime soon. He may as well ask to be released. The locker room clearly doesn’t have his back.

  5. jpietrefesa says: Nov 6, 2013 6:45 PM

    Amen Tyson!!! This is the NFL isn’t it?

  6. cjjones5656 says: Nov 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    The more the players talk and the more information comes out, I think its likely that Incognito plays in the NFL before Martin does.

  7. brenenostler says: Nov 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    Ok well if what Hartline said is true, then Martin probably wasn’t actually bothered by the voicemail. But then again, that was April. It’s now November. Clearly much more has happened since then.

  8. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 6, 2013 6:48 PM

    Anyone notice how these things never happen in Pittsburgh?

  9. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 6, 2013 6:50 PM

    If this happened in Pittsburgh — and it wouldn’t — it never would have exited the locker room.

  10. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 6, 2013 6:51 PM

    In Pittsburgh we are brothers and nothing distracts us.

  11. glenuendo says: Nov 6, 2013 6:55 PM

    Sounds like that independent investigator will have his hands full with everything flying around.

  12. blacknole08 says: Nov 6, 2013 6:55 PM

    He did stand up by walking away instead of confronting with violence. That was the manly thing to do.

  13. badmoonrison says: Nov 6, 2013 6:56 PM

    Not buying it Clabo. U and Tannehill are obviously trying to earn some brownie points with the Dolphins owner, whats his name? Ross I forget…

  14. ghostofnflpresent says: Nov 6, 2013 6:59 PM

    Clabo stands up all the time…and let’s rushers run right around him for a sack and/or loss!

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 6, 2013 7:03 PM

    It’s risky to make comments that include within those comments a statement that you “don’t know” what is going on. That is if you are going to take a firm position in favor or against somebody.

    It’s clear the Dolphins still have no idea how to even begin getting this problem under control. People, only 1/2 of the season is over, how many more OLs will they lose in Part 2 of this tragedy?

    Clabo’s trying to get this half to a faster start than the last half.

  16. warhammer420 says: Nov 6, 2013 7:07 PM

    It’s much more difficult to turn the other cheek and walk away, than to just react violently.

  17. intforatd says: Nov 6, 2013 7:13 PM

    Ireland should be fired for drafting Martin in the second round. Martin has no heart.

  18. ditkasgumspitinyourface says: Nov 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    What a mess. This is not going to end well.

  19. mykpfsu says: Nov 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Brian Hartline is on record as saying Martin played the voicemail for everyone, and laughed about it when it happened a year ago.

  20. mykpfsu says: Nov 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    Has anyone actually heard the audio of the infamous voicemail? No? Why not?

  21. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 6, 2013 7:24 PM

    If this was pittsburgh…. the steelers would cut Martin and make him live under a highway overpass (like they did Mike Webster).

  22. briang123 says: Nov 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    If Brian Hartline is telling the truth, that Jonathan Martin passed around that voicemail and laughing about it months ago, then story over as far as I am concerned. The more I think about it, the guy doesn’t like football, but likes the money, and setting up a lawsuit is a better and less painful way to get paid.

  23. coltzfan166 says: Nov 6, 2013 7:26 PM

    The reason he probably didn’t react with violence is because he didn’t want to face suspension by the team or the league. Or charges of assault.

  24. thechronicjoker says: Nov 6, 2013 7:29 PM

    Yeah I know its supposed to say two careers are over

  25. ohnoflorio says: Nov 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    Martin should be ashamed of himself

  26. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Nov 6, 2013 8:32 PM

    Hartline says that Martin himself passed the voicemail around the locker room as a joke..

    But Ryan Tannehill says he’d never heard of the voicemail… so there goes that.

    Then Tannehill says that Incognito told HIM that Martin was like a little brother to him.. but is that how Martin felt too?

    I think the Dolphins are trying to close ranks and protect a teammate… but Incognito has crossed the line and needs to be punished.

  27. peymax1693 says: Nov 6, 2013 8:33 PM

    Given that the coaching staff asked Incognito to perform a code red on him and the lack of support shown by Martin’s teammates, I can see why he would have been afraid to lodge a complaint with anyone connected with the team.

  28. metintodd says: Nov 6, 2013 9:03 PM

    It certainly seems like Martin had no friends on the team, no one he could turn to in a time of crisis, not even the coaches. Is it any wonder he snapped and wanted to get back at everybody who wronged him?

    And all because he wasn’t perceived as ‘tough enough’ to play football? Why, because he went to Stanford and true manly football players don’t go to Stanford??

    It’s clear everyone was afraid of Incognito and he turned the whole team against Martin. This is the type of juvenile stuff you expect to see in high school, not a professional NFL team. All the players and coaches on the Dolphins have a lot of growing up to do. I pity the fans down there forking over their cash to watch these petty disputes play out.

  29. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 6, 2013 9:43 PM

    Martin is twice the man Incognito will ever be. A real man doesn’t demean a person who they have power over.

  30. rockymtnphinfan says: Nov 6, 2013 9:48 PM

    Exactly

  31. laphinfan says: Nov 6, 2013 10:11 PM

    Martin also lost his position at LT to McKennie 2 weeks ago. Football players are not actors the dolphins all looked shocked about the entire thing

  32. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 6, 2013 10:42 PM

    Mike Webster lives under an overpass?

  33. joetoronto says: Nov 7, 2013 5:07 AM

    No one will want Martin moving forward, no one.

  34. chargrz says: Nov 7, 2013 5:29 PM

    Martin should just change the sports. Maybe synchronized swimming?

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