The Miami Dolphins off the field issues involving Jonathan Martin has been a bizarre story the last few days. As you will recall, Martin left the team last Monday after his teammates pulled what seemed like an innocent prank in the Dolphins cafeteria. The Dolphins have said since that Martin is dealing with ’emotional issues’ and it is unknown when he will return to the team.
Then, Sunday came and allegations of bullying, focusing on Richie Incognito grew by the hour. First, it was Adam Schefter breaking news that Incognito coerced Martin to fund a trip for Dolphins players to Las Vegas….a trip that Martin did not partake in himself. The trip cost Martin about $15,000 according to sources.
The National Football League Players Association is said to be looking into allegations of bullying from Martin at the request of the Dolphins. This story is literally changing by the minute. What we know is that Martin is not currently with the team and we learned just moments ago that Richie Incognito has been suspended from the Dolphins ‘indefinitely’ for conduct detrimental to the team.
Here are some of the latest tweets coming from the Dolphins beat writers in South Florida:
Fox reports Incognito sent Martin voice mails& texts that are “threatening” and “racially charged.”Fox says this is now “alleged hatecrime.”
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) November 4, 2013
Dolphins officially announce Incognito’s suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team”
— Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonPBP) November 4, 2013