While bullying may be perceived by most as a problem of adolescence, it has reared its ugly head in the NFL. Richie Incognito, an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, has been accused of it to the highest extreme. His teammate, fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, has taken a leave of absence from the squad after receiving racist texts and voicemails from Incognito. This is not the first time Incognito has been accused of this behavior.
But be honest, would you ever think bullying would be a problem in professional sports? Apparently in Miami, it was so much a non-thought that head coach Joe Philbin wasn’t even aware to the extent of the situation.
Incognito has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins, but some question Jonathan Martin’s manhood. Personally, I’m not one of them. You can challenge what you know, but with the extent of Incognito’s behavior, it’s becoming more clear that this guy might not be playing with a full deck. And the evidence continues to mount: Bullying is everywhere…even in the NFL.