Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) on the sideline in the second half of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Martin’s former teammate says he made smart decision


There have been a lot of support for Richie Incognito in the wake of his bullying scandal with Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin. Mainly, most of the Dolphins locker room has supported Incognito.

One of Martin’s former teammate at Stanford, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, has come out to support his friend. Baldwin says Martin made the wise decision and handled the situation the best possible way.

“A lot of people might look at Jonathan Martin and think that he’s soft because he stepped away from the game, and say, ‘Why don’t you just fight him?’” said Baldwin, via Yahoo Sports. “Well, if you look at it with common sense and being logical, what options did Jonathan Martin have?

“He could fight Richie Incognito. He could go and tell on the players, which we know in the football locker room doesn’t go over too well. Or he could remove himself from the situation and let the proper channels take care of itself. And I think he made the intelligent, smart choice without putting himself or Richie Incognito’s physical abilities in danger.”

Trying to fight back in a locker room when you’re outnumbered isn’t a realistic option.

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