NFL Investigating Bullying of Miami Dolphins Player
The NFL has announced they are investigating the harassment of a Miami Dolphins player by another teammate.The player accused of the bullying in Richie Incognito. He is alleged to have repeatedly bullied teammate Jonathan Martin who after an incident last week, is now on leave from the team. Incognito has been suspended indefinitely from the team for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
Incognito is believed to have demanded $15,000 from Martin for a trip to Las Vegas. Martin didn’t go on the trip, but feared the consequences had he not given the money Incognito demanded.
This isn’t the first time Incognito has been in trouble either. In 2009, he got in a heated exchange with his coach. He’s gone after reporters and been voted most dirtiest player in the NFL.
The Miami Dolphins released a statement on what has been going on with Martin and his being away from the team. It can be viewed here.
What do you think of this incident? Is it bullying or hazing? What should Incognito’s punishment be?