Aug 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins helmets on the sidelines during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins assistant calls bullying story 'overblown'


The bullying scandal that has rocked the Miami Dolphins locker room has been a divisive issue. On one side people think Jonathan Martin should have been a man and stood up for himself. Or Martin should’ve endured it as normal locker room antics because he is a tough NFL player.

The other side views Richie Incognito as a monster and someone who went out of his way to torment and teammate. That it was wrong on any level for anyone to do this. Apparently one Dolphins assistant coach isn’t on this side of the debate.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald overheard a Dolphins coach say: “This is the most overblown story. Everybody knows Richie [Incognito] has a past.”

That goes in direct contradiction to the Miami Dolphins statement that was released earlier this month. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross took a different stance, at least publicly, earlier this week.

“It couldn’t have been a worse nightmare,” said Ross.

“We need to look at ourselves. We have to examine everything internally,” Ross said. “This is so appalling to me. I know I’m capable of overreacting. I want to get everybody’s feedback because we all know the football locker room is a different workplace than most of us are accustomed to. I don’t want to make any excuses.”

Ross might want to start by looking at this assistant coach.

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