Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) on the sideline in the second half of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Seek NFL Inquiry Into Martin Case


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.

Next Dolphins Game View full schedule »
Sunday, Sep 77 Sep1:00New England PatriotsBuy Tickets
Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins NFL Richie Incognito

  • Chad Ronnebaum

    My take. Bullying or Not. Martin took the road of hurting the whole team by taking the approach that he has. I hope people keep objective that Martin lost his Left Tackle Job and if it is true he participated in picking on other players what does that say about Martin. This feels like Martin being upset he lost his starting left tackle job. This guy went to Stanford and is not stupid. I find it hard to believe his intent was not to backlash at the Dolphins as a whole. If he had a problem with a specific player or group of players then deal with it behind closed doors. Instead he has started a media circus in the middle of the season when the Dolphins are in the thick of it. I personally hope he never plays a down in Miami Dolphins uniform ever again. He is doing more damage to players and fans that were never involved than was ever done to him. Also, I will say I won’t be shocked if Richie Incognito was involved but has Martin named him specifically in his allegations? I only say that because I see “professional” people ripping him all over the place right now. What it if the problem was with Mike Pouncey or what it if is with John Jerry etc. If I were any of these guys on TV I would say pretty quiet until I knew who was involved or what happened. It sounds to me like Martin already texted Icognito that it is all good suggests that maybe he was not even at the center of this. Just saying….

    • Chad Ronnebaum

      Well as an update to my post I see the dolphins have suspended Icognito so I was say he had to be the main person involved. However I still don’t change my opinion on how it was handled by Martin

    • Don Devine

      I dont disagree with you on some points here but Martin was being moved to right guard so he didnt really lose a job. I really dont think that anger over this is not the reason he did this. Given that sometimes these guys are lacking in some character skills, he may be just simply be childish in nature and simply unable to cope with it any longer. I know there is some degree of hazing and bullying but the rest of the team needs to grow up some too I think. Especially Incognito who, while very talented, I have long felt has been a smear and cancer on this team.

  • Don Devine

    Swear to Gawd I think this team is truly cursed. Everytime we get an advantage, a leg up, it seems something comes along and knocks our asses down. I hope the team can survive this and still pull out a winning seasons. Regardless of the who did whats and who knew whats of the situation, it needs be resolved and resolved quickly.