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Tyson Clabo: Jonathan Martin should stand up and be a man

Tyson ClaboMiami Dolphins offensive lineman Tyson Clabo doesn’t feel like teammate Jonathan Martin handled his issues with Richie Incognito the right way.

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.

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