Tyson Clabo: Jonathan Martin should stand up and be a man
Clabo, who signed with the team in May, thinks Martin should have stood up to Incognito rather than walk away from the team and allege mistreatment.
“I think that if you have a problem with somebody — a legitimate problem with somebody — you should say, ‘hey, I have a problem with this,’ and stand up and be a man,” Clabo told the media on Wednesday.
Clabo also can’t figure out Martin’s motivation for leaving the team and making accusations against Incognito and the Dolphins.
“I don’t know why he’s doing this. The only person who knows why is Jonathan Martin.”
Martin certainly has his share of supporters, but so does Incognito. Most of the Dolphins players who spoke out on Wednesday seemed to back their veteran leader, who has been suspended by the team indefinitely since Sunday night.
Many people feel that the best way to confront a bully is to stand up to one. They feel even stronger about that notion when it comes to a physical sport like football where players generally have to be physically and mentally tough to survive.
Full Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin history:
Jonathan Martin reportedly went AWOL after cafeteria prank
Jonathan Martin reportedly called ‘Big Weirdo,’ bullied by teammates
Richie Incognito said to be one of Jonathan Martin’s main tormenters
Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito text message conversation
Jonathan Martin reportedly left Dolphins because of emotional issues, not bullying
Jonathan Martin ‘genuinely scared’ of what Richie Incognito might do to him
Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins
Richie Incognito reportedly told Jonathan Martin ‘I’ll kill you’ in racially charged voicemail
Report: Richie Incognito will never play for Dolphins again
Video: Richie Incognito dropped N-bomb during fit of rage at a bar
Antrel Rolle: Jonathan Martin is a ‘grown-ass man,’ just as much to blame as Incognito
Dolphins coaches reportedly asked Richie Incognito to toughen up Jonathan Martin
Richie Incognito makes first comments, says ‘this will pass’
Dolphins players reportedly felt Richie Incognito was ‘honorary’ black man
Brian Hartline: Jonathan Martin laughed at voicemail