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.