As you all know by now the Richie Incognito and Johnathan
Martin Bullying scandal has taken over the sports news cycle and even making
its way to national news media such as CNN. For those who don't know the
details of this story, Richie Incognito has been bullying Jonathan Martin for
over a year. The details of the bullying comes from racist and intimidating
text and voicemails, also Incognito has been forcing Martin to pay for other
things like a trip to Vegas.
Although this is a big story, the bigger story is that a lot
of the sports media and NFL players have been blaming Martin for not being
tough enough and standing up for himself. The Miami Dolphin players seem to
have taken the side of Incognito saying that he was a good teammate and saying
he wasn't a racist.
I am shocked by how the former players and coaches are
reacting to the situation. Mike Ditka had a response by saying that he should
have punched Incognito. To all those people who are saying he should have hit
him and that would have stopped the situation you are misinformed. Martin was
grew up in a good home and was raised by 2 Harvard graduate lawylers, he went to
Stanford and because he was a smart sheltered person in the NFL world that is a
sign of weakness. To fight Incognito would be out of Martins character and
bring himself all the way down to the level of Incognito which is very low.
Everybody seems to be an expert when they have all the
answers. The Monday morning quarterback mentality of the sports media is
incredible. They could give good answers on what they think they would do when
they have most of the details available to them. There have been those who have
been criticizing the head coach Joe Phibin for not having control of the locker
Tony Dungy was on the Dan Patrick show and he said that
hazing didn't happen because he didn't allow it to happen. Well because of the
interview now Philbin doesn't have control of the Locker room. No one seems to
be talking about how Philbin has been visiting Martin in the hospital and even
flying his family out to see him. Philbin is a man of high character and this
has been confirmed by a lot of people but people don't see that, they see
conflict in the locker room. The sports media is like a bunch of sharks, once
they smell blood they want to go for the kill.