Jonathan Martin thinks LeBron James should have played through cramps


Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is one of a number of people who felt that LeBron James should have played through his severe cramps at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Martin, who should know a thing or two about having your toughness questioned, tweeted and deleted the following.

Here’s the tweet that preceded the one Martin deleted:

And then a couple more than J-Mart sent praising LeBron, presumably after realizing he should not have told him to “get out there.”

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Richie Incognito sends late night emo tweets to Jonathan Martin

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Richie Incognito just cannot quit Jonathan Martin.

Late on Sunday night/early Monday morning, Incognito sent a couple of tweets to his former Miami Dolphins teammate:

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Yes, that’s Incognito asking Martin to call him and saying that he loves him.

You know that both men described their relationship as bipolar, right? I think those tweets serve as a perfect example of that description. Does it get more bipolar than Incognito showing Martin his softer side?

Martin accused Incognito of bullying him. Maybe he just misses his brother and is trying to lure him back in before tormenting him some more.

Jonathan Martin traded to 49ers; Jim Harbaugh gets his player back

Jonathan MartinJim Harbaugh was not bluffing when he voiced his support for Jonathan Martin during the bullying scandal involving Richie Incognito.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 49ers have agreed to trade a conditional pick to the Miami Dolphins for Martin, who was a second-round pick of the team in 2012.

Martin infamously left the Dolphins last season after being emotionally tormented by his teammates, most notably Richie Incognito. Despite the scandal, Martin’s representative indicated the offensive lineman planned to continue his NFL career. It looks like he’ll get his way and be reunited with his college coach.

Martin played three seasons at Stanford — two under Harbaugh — before leaving for the NFL Draft. He was a two-time All-American and first-team Pac-12 player in college.

Here’s what Harbaugh told the Ted Wells investigators about Martin.

“(Harbaugh), told us that he had never doubted Martin’s tenacity, work ethic and dedication to the game, and that he had never seen Martin exhibit problems with social adjustment. Coach Harbaugh told us he believed that Martin likely could continue to have a successful career in the NFL. It appears that Martin was up to the challenge of dealing with physical or verbal intimidation by opposing players during NFL games, but fell victim, at least in part, to persistent taunting from his own teammates.”

“Although initially quiet, he became a vocal leader on the team by his final year,” the report states. “Coach Harbaugh emphasized that he never doubted Martin’s physical or mental toughness, and he believes that Martin can continue to have a successful career in the NFL. Coach Harbaugh also said that the atmosphere in the Stanford locker room, in his view, was not materially different from that of the San Francisco 49ers’ locker room.”

Martin was pretty pumped about the trade.

According to CSN’s Matt Maiocco, Martin will compete for the backup tackle job on both sides of the line. He was initially drafted to be a left tackle and was switched to the right side midway through last season.

Jonathan Martin reportedly turned down invite to rejoin Dolphins

Jonathan Martin Tony DungyJonathan Martin is still technically a member of the Miami Dolphins, though it seems like a given that his time with the team is over. Martin left the Dolphins in October just before the bullying scandal erupted. The team reportedly expressed a desire to keep him at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week.

According to CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora, Martin’s agents met with Dolphins VP of football operations Dawn Aponte and new GM Dennis Hickey to discuss Martin’s future in Miami. The word from his agents was that there will not be one, as the former Stanford star would feel uncomfortable returning to the team.

La Canfora reports that Hickey did most of the talking, while head coach Joe Philbin stared “daggers” across the room at Martin’s agents. After the meeting, Philbin allegedly made it known that he felt Martin’s agents were responsible for the media frenzy surrounding the Richie Incognito bullying scandal and that it was a matter that could have been handled much more quietly.

Martin’s agents released a statement claiming La Canfora’s report is false.

“We have no idea where you got your information, but you weren’t even close,” Rick Smith, one of Martin’s agents, said. “We’d appreciate it if everyone backed off and allowed the process to happen organically.”

With Martin and Incognito almost certain to leave and Mike Pouncey’s contract situation becoming complicated, the Dolphins are in desperate need of offensive line help. Martin returning to the team would be a way to not only bolster their line but also prove he has forgiven the team. Neither is going to happen.

Richie Incognito apologizes to ‘brother’ Jonathan Martin

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Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito returned to Twitter on Monday afternoon and began the early phases of repairing his image. After telling people to “stop the hate” and accusing media outlets of being the real bullies last week, Incognito decided to give a general apology. Several hours later, he apologized to Jonathan Martin.

It’s kind of hard to believe Incognito thinks of Martin as a brother after reading the texts he sent to Mike Pouncey. Incognito then sent out a few more bizarre tweets and apologized to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

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Richie Incognito attempted to destroy ‘fine book’ that Dolphins offensive line kept

Richie IncognitoMuch of what was written about the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal in the Ted Wells report that was published on Friday is hearsay. The “fine book” that was kept by Richie Incognito and other Dolphins offensive linemen provided concrete evidence of the type of mistreatment that was going on in the locker room.

The fine book was a standard notebook where O-linemen would write down immature things that they were fining each other for, such as farting, showing up late for meetings, failing to bring candy to practice, and having ugly shoes. However, there were also some notes about pushing Jonathan Martin over the edge emotionally, which Incognito referred to as “breaking Jmart.”

Incognito told Wells and company that he and the other O-linemen would jokingly speculate about which teammate would “break first” as a result of being made fun of. After Martin left the Dolphins in late October, Incognito fined himself $200 for “breaking Jmart” and awarded fellow O-lineman Nate Garner a $250 bonus for “not breaking first.”

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Richie Incognito to Mike Pouncey after Jonathan Martin left Dolphins: ‘F— that guy’

Richie Incognito DolphinsLast week, we shared with you a number of text messages that had been exchanged between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Although we had yet to hear many aspects of the story, it seemed like Incognito and Martin were friendly enough with each other that you could argue Incognito was blindsided by Martin’s accusations. The Ted Wells report has changed most of that.

At one point after Martin left the Dolphins, Incognito reached out to him to say, “I’m here for you” and ask how he was doing. According to the Wells report (page 133), Incognito had the following exchange with fellow offensive lineman Mike Pouncey just hours later.

Incognito: F– Jmart That f—t is never [allowed] back
Pouncey: Bro I said the same thing I can’t even look at him the
same he’s a p—y
Incognito: My agent just asked if we held mandatory strip club
meetings Jmart is f—–g ratting on everyone
Pouncey: Lol wow are you serious he is a f–k boy
Pouncey: He’s not welcome back bro I can’t be around that
f—–g guy
Incognito: F–k that guy if Ur not with [u]s Ur against us
Pouncey: No question bro he’s a coward for snitching
Incognito: Snitches get stitches Blood in blood out F—–g guy
Pouncey: He’s dead to me

In the days following that conversation, Incognito reached out to Martin again and said, “I need you buddy I’m getting killed in the media.”

Simply put, it appears obvious that Incognito went into panic mode when he realized how serious the allegations against him were. He was likely trying to butter Martin up, but it was far too late.

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