The fallout from the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin continues. Now, offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie has weighed in on the subject and feels like Martin handled it the wrong way.
“I don’t feel like ‘bullying’ is the term because nobody physically harmed him or made him do anything,” McKinnie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “He always had an option to say yes or no. It was never that he got bullied like he feared for his life. I just feel like he went about it the wrong way and didn’t communicate properly with the proper people. . . . The players themselves thought Jonathan was laughing with them.”
It is a fair criticism of the situation, Martin was being bullied whether intentionally or not. Some take it as male hi-jinx and others take it harder, Martin of course being the latter. Martin certainly could’ve handled it a different way and told his teammates how he felt or coaches, but chances are that wouldn’t have been received well and could’ve made it worse with the new “snitch” stigma.