The biggest non-injury related story in the NFL is the bullying situation with the Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, which has caused many people to weigh in with their thoughts on the issue.
Many are saying that Martin should have stood up to Incognito, which has led to another conversation about the culture of football.
However, not everyone is making Martin out to be a coward and one of the more thoughtful responses to the situation has come from Cleveland Browns wookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey, who was forced to switch high schools because bullying got so bad.
“It’s pretty tragic,” said Gilkey. “I don’t care if you’re a 24-year-old NFL lineman, bullying is the same as if you were a 9-year-old girl. It doesn’t matter how old or how big you are, no one should have to go through that.”
Gilkey is absolutely correct.
It is unfortunate to see what Martin had to go through and it is even more disappointing to see the reactions of people who think violence should have been the answer.
No one should be forced to go through the harassment that Martin was subjected to, which Gilkey is stating.
In a league full of tough guys who want to show how manly they are, it is nice to see a person like Gilkey speaking up.