Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) prepares to block against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins owner on future of Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito


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.

A fresh start is likely the best for all parties involved.

Tags: Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins Richie Incognito

  • James

    Hope JM isn’t around next year. Wouldn’t want him to be around grown men cussing! Would like to see RI come back! One of the best guards in NFL! Plus is a man who can dish it out and take it! Although I would like to see an improvement in his choice of words when referring to his black team mates! JM had no problem cussing, playing pranks and cussing to others but couldn’t take it? I think there was more behind his problems then how team was treating him!

    • Joseph Payne

      It’s funny people vilify Richard Sherman for his use of words saying he was the best, but support a racist in Incognito was bullying was almost criminal in nature. Constant racial epitaphs against Martin and his family, threating their lives, forcing him to pay tens of thousands on meals by ganging up on him with other teammates, physical confrontations, and just plain berating him every chance he could get. In what world would any of that be consider ok and against his own teammate. Your supposed to have each others back and I know some things happen on most teams, but nothing to this extent. I wondering how many superbowl winning teams have any thing of this nature going on.

      • eric

        Joseph… you better do more research. JK used the same language, same types of jokes and pulled the same types of pranks on other teammates. The money JM was forced to pay was for a trip a bunch of players were going on that JM had committed to going on… the money he was forced to pay was his share after he bailed on the group and decided not to go. JM is the problem.

  • James

    I’m pretty sure the truth will come out and show that JM was just as guilty. He wouldn’t even show up for his second interview to answer questions that came up after interviewing the team and Icognito. He did the same things! The dinner was something all the rookies do. The Vegas trip was something he said he wanted to go to and Icognito paid in advance for. So yes if you say your in and someone pays in advance for you then you owe the money! He wasn’t paying other players bill. He paid what he would have cause he said he would go and last minute changed mind. This young man (JM) had issues mentally already and walked out cause he couldn’t take the stress. Then the part of hey your gonna pay back $$$! Well then he said not if I use the excuse I was bullied! I think its weird he sent crazy txts also and even did the same table walk out that was done to him! I am also pretty sure on twitter there was a picture of him driving a players car to hide it and make that player think it was stolen!! That’s okay though? Come on.