This alleged bullying mess going on in Miami in the JONATHAN MARTIN-RICHIE INCOGNITO case has sparked great debate among NFL players as the league determines how to handle the whole wretched affair. Two of the more interesting perspectives came from NY Giants safety ANTREL ROLLE and Chicago Bears wideout BRANDON MARSHALL. When asked about the hazing going on with the Dolphins, Rolle condemned Incognito for his actions but believes Martin shares some blame in the matter as well. Take a listen:
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Rolle makes the distinction between hazing and bullying and believes Martin should have stood up for himself as a man. Marshall, on the other hand, says the events that took place in Miami are part of the culture of the NFL and suggested the league may need to change its mores…
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Interesting. Both Rolle and Marshall make interesting points. I side with Antrel when he says Martin should have “manned up” when Incognito got out of hand but Brandon makes a valid point about what is taught to males in terms of being a man. Not everyone is built the same.
I expect the NFL to definitively draw the line between hazing and bullying and to set strict parameters for its players going forward.