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Dolphins Lose Draft Pick…Yes It Was A Joke


While I never really understood the draw of “April Fools Day” I do sometimes get the hankering for a little mischief.  While this little post hardly represented the uproar over my Jason Taylor draft pick joke years ago, I’m glad to see that every few years I can crank out a completely BS article to rile up the fan base.  Not that I really need to considering most of the time I can rile them up simply with my real opinions!  Happy A1st every one and sorry if you threw your coffee cup at the TV, computer, wife, child, boss, or dog.

The NFL has finished looking at the Jonathan Martin case and now consider it closed.  Martin will not have to have psychological clearance before he can play for San Francisco, a requirement of Richi Incognito, Mike Pouncey, and John Jerry.  The NFL has said that Martin’s time seeking mental evaluation shortly after leaving the Dolphins was enough to allow him to return to the field.

The Dolphins themselves however are being punished as well and will lose a third round draft pick in this year draft due to the harassment and conduct unbecoming to the NFL.  According to this report filed last night by the NFL, the Dolphins will surrender their 3rd round pick, number 81 as well an undisclosed financial fine.  This seems to be consistent with the NFL’s desire to hold teams accountable for the actions of their players and/or coaches.

The NFL still requires all three “bully’s” to undergo a mental screening before they will be cleared by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  The NFL stated that the Jonathan Martin case is now closed.

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  • Matthew Marcella

    Is this just an April fools article?

  • Bones

    Incognito also checked into a mental hospital shortly after beatin up his Ferrari, wasn’t that enough? AND losing a 3rd round pick??? Martin, you’re a piece of shit, I’m glad you’re gone. You have damaged this team enough…

    • Pentax Shooter

      Incognito was not a member of the Dolphins when he went into the treatment facility.

      Martin’s weak, apparently, but Richie-boy is a major league scumbag, and sadly the Dolphins have been an embarrassingly weak organization for doing nothing about it. The Dolphins have damaged themselves. If only we could have Don Shula back…

    • jaswanson

      It’s an April Fool’s day joke – reading comprehension, bro. Check the tags.

      • Bones

        That bastard! He got me! Nice one…

  • gofins60

    Well, this will make the first 2 draft picks even more important! Maybe Hickey will trade down in the first to get another pick?

  • Pentax Shooter

    3rd round pick is harsh, but I still have optimism about the draft – and the upcoming season. It’s going to be a good year, a playoff year.

  • miami7

    This has to be a joke.. If it’s not, Martin better never ever come back to Miami…

  • Fred Walton

    Re: loss of 3rd pick in draft

    Or, do we trade down to get our 3rd round pick back ?

  • Ralph

    This is a April Fools’ Day joke. Good one

  • Les P

    This is gotta be an April fools joke since this hasn’t been reported anywhere else.

  • corners

    not happy….. so we v=basically lost a 3rd and 2nd round picks because we drafted martin

  • PHINS Relevant Again

    You all saw this part of the story. right? The April Fools part. Under Topics. Bottom of the page. Hmmmmmm.

  • LostSok

    Alright man, that’s messed up.

  • Doug Ro

    Is this an April Fools joke???

  • Johnny

    This sucks!!! We just lost a top notch Guard in the 3rd round!!!

    • Johnny

      You suck!!! I’m an April fool who just looked everywhere for that !!! Couldn’t find anything … Jerk!! lol

      • txmedic5

        Sorry Johnny! This is why I only post one every few years…LOL.

        • Johnny

          You are mean bro! Good one tho

  • Pygskyn

    I have to admit… I got got by the joke. Well played Brian, well played.

    • txmedic5

      Thank you Pygskyn….normally my opinion alone is enough to rile up the masses…LOL

  • Johnny

    War of the Worlds…

  • Pentax Shooter

    That was one of the best April Fools Pranks ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and totally believable)

  • passingthru2

    Wow is it April — Truth is I hate that Martin got exactly what he wanted.. I would rather lose a draft pick and make that big baby sit out until the fins contract expired.

  • Peter M. Ferri

    Trade for a 3rd rd pick problem solved

  • corners

    im not a big fan of anyone that does news to make fake news, even as a joke.