Jonathan Martin‘s representatives have turned over evidence of bullying and other locker room hazing that could be a violation of the leagues conduct policy. The Miami Dolphins have in turn asked the NFL to conduct an investigation into the allegations.
The NFL will look into the issue and determine what if any discipline should be handed down. At the center of the issue is OG Richie Incognito but it’s not know if other members of the Dolphins offense is involved. Earlier a member of the local press said that one of Miami’s rookies has gone all but broke caving to pressure from veterans to “pay up”.
The NFLPA who originally said they would investigate have backed off. They will have to represent any player/s that are disciplined by the league should the league’s investigation turn anything up.
The Dolphins, by turning over the issue to the NFL, at least now acknowledge that there is an issue and are taking a better road by removing the investigation from within the team facility. While it’s not likely Joe Philbin knew of the issue the NFL will likely look into all allegations and who was aware of the conduct and “bullying”.
The Dolphins have eight days to prepare for their next game, a Monday inter-state match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They are .500 and three games back of New England and one game back of the New York Jets who upset the New Orleans Saints today.