Dolphins Bullying Situation

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Dolphins Bullying Situation

Post #1 by clando » November 10th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Here is an interesting article regarding the issue...

espn wrote:Martin walked into twisted world
He confronted an unrelenting, prison yard mentality in the Miami locker room

Mass incarceration has turned segments of Black America so upside down that a tatted-up, N-word-tossing white goon is more respected and accepted than a soft-spoken, highly intelligent black Stanford graduate.

According to a story in the Miami Herald, black Dolphins players granted Richie Incognito "honorary" status as a black man while feeling little connection to Jonathan Martin.

Welcome to Incarceration Nation, where the mindset of the Miami Dolphins' locker room mirrors the mentality of a maximum-security prison yard and where a wide swath of America believes the nonviolent intellectual needs to adopt the tactics of the barbarian.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9941696/jonathan-martin-walked-twisted-world-led-incognito

There is a lot more there but I don't want to quote the entire article. I recommend taking a read.

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Re: Dolphins Bullying Situation

Post #2 by optimusprime » November 11th, 2013, 8:43 am

Look for Incognito to be on WWE in the next year or two.

What's going on with Jonathan Martin though? I'm not excusing anything by Richie Incognito but Martin has to learn to stand up for himself. The whole running home to your folks thing and missing work isn't normal at all.

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Re: Dolphins Bullying Situation

Post #3 by clando » November 11th, 2013, 9:53 am

Sorry forgot to add the link to the article.

optimus prime wrote:What's going on with Jonathan Martin though? I'm not excusing anything by Richie Incognito but Martin has to learn to stand up for himself. The whole running home to your folks thing and missing work isn't normal at all.
The article actually addresses this issue.

espn wrote:Finally he (Martin) snapped. He wasn't raised to be a full-blown idiot. He was raised to think and solve problems with his mind. He was savvy enough to figure out a physical confrontation with Incognito was a no-win situation. It wouldn't curb Incognito's behavior or change the culture inside the Miami locker room. It would confirm it. In order to win the fight, Martin would have to physically harm Incognito. It would not be a one-punch or two-punch fight.

Martin walked. If the entry fee to being an NFL offensive lineman is adopting the mindset of Incognito and Pouncey, Martin wisely chose not to pay it. He has a developed brain and a supportive family unit. He's not desperate. He has options. People with limited options and no family support may not understand or respect his decision. That's on them and illustrates the vast impact of Mass Incarceration and Hurricane Illegitimacy.

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Re: Dolphins Bullying Situation

Post #4 by John Thomas8 » November 11th, 2013, 11:39 am

Incognito will be a starter in the NFL next year.

Martin has the talent to start in the NFL, but will he get the opportunity?

An incredibly sad story that's going to make tonight's game a rather painful experience to watch.

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Re: Dolphins Bullying Situation

Post #5 by clando » November 11th, 2013, 1:31 pm

Except I don't think it's really all that sad for Martin. He's a Stanford grad, and parents of two Harvard grads (he actually got into Harvard, but choose to go to Stanford). He will be fine outside of football, and probably the reason he was willing to walk away from all this. We've seen multiple players walk away from football, because they understand there is more to life and what they want to do with that life.

Incognito on the other hand has VERY FEW options outside of football.


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