The Miami Dolphins Story Does a 180
Seems that it is time to start teaching people how to stand up to bullies instead of the constant battle to stop the bully.
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Richie Incognito, two days ago, who was just Satan in all this, is now the good guy, best teammate, team leader, tough guy, way to get the team to play together. This is the guy that picks you up when you’re down in the dumps. This is the guy that gets the most out of you in practice and during the games. This is the guy that sets the pace, he’s a great leader. All this stuff is being said about Incognito now. It’s a marked difference.
I want to spend just a little time here on this story at MMQB.si.com. This is Peter King’s website. He used to be at Sports Illustrated and they gave him, as part of his new deal, his own website and gave him some reporters. He’s doing a lot of in-depth stuff about the game, the business of the game, and he’s got a piece here today by this Lydon Murtha, who played for the Dolphins from 2009 to 2012. He got out of the game ’cause of injuries.
In this piece, he is adamant that there’s no way Richie Incognito ever bullied Jonathan Martin, and this guy’s a guy that was there. And you got the quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, “I thought they were best friends. This is all news to me. I never saw any of this bullying.” But, remember, there are texts that they have and the N-word was used, and Mr. Murtha here says, “Now, that’s over the top, that’s not good. But the rest of this stuff, I don’t have a problem with it.”
He starts out by saying, “I don’t have a dog in this fight.” I wonder if Michael Vick does. Does anyone know what he thinks about this? Have you heard? You haven’t? He says, “I want to be very clear about that. I don’t have a dog in this fight. I played offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins from 2009 until the 2012 preseason, when I was released after tearing ligaments in my foot and injuring my back, both requiring surgery. I have since retired, and I’m happily working in the auto industry and living outside of Miami. I went to college at Nebraska with Richie Incognito, and I consider myself friends with him and Jonathan Martin, but I don’t speak with them regularly and I’m not taking sides. I’m only interested in the truth, which is what I’m going to share.”