Miami Dolphins made headlines for all the wrong reasons in the middle of the season when the ‘bullying’ scandal rocked the NFL for a week with claims that Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito consistently bullied Jonathan Martin on and off-the-field.
The Dolphins suspended Incognito for the rest of the year while Martin left the team and checked himself into a hospital to seek treatment for the emotional distress he endured from his Miami teammates.
Whether or not these two could ever play together again and who the Dolphins would prefer to retain was one of the topics that ensued in the aftermath. Incognito has been a Pro Bowl-level talent at points during his career and Martin is a former second round pick, but Dolphins owner Stephen Ross doesn’t believe either will be in Miami next year.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he doesn’t believe either Jonathan Martin or Richie Incognito will be w/ team next year.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 28, 2014
A fresh start is likely the best for all parties involved.