The NFLPA is looking into Jonathan Martin’s situation with the Miami Dolphins and has investigated claims that the former second-round draft pick out of Stanford is being bullied. One report says the NFLPA is examining Dolphins guard Richie Incognito for his alleged treatment of Martin.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Incognito has been identified as one of the prominent offenders in the alleged bullying of Martin. One Dolphins official reportedly was surprised by the allegation and said Incognito has been a “model citizen” with the team.
Incognito joined the Dolphins in 2010 and has played in all but one game since signing with the team. Incognito has a reputation for being one of the dirtiest players in the league, but he is respected within the franchise. Armando Salguero reports that Incognito and lineman Mike Pouncey are two of the players on the team’s “leadership council.”
Incognito hurt his neck in Thursday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Martin has been away from the team since leaving the facility following a cafeteria prank on Monday. His goal reportedly is to return to the team.
In addition to the bullying, Martin could be upset with the organization as a whole. A week prior to the cafeteria incident, the Dolphins acquired Bryant McKinnie to replace Martin at left tackle. They planned to shift the youngster to the right side. That aspect of the situation should not be overlooked.Google+