The Miami Dolphins Bullied Lineman Jonathan Martin, So He Left the Team

By Jason McIntyre

Jonathan Martin is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins who was a first second round pick in 2012 out of Stanford. He unexpectedly left the Dolphins this week because he was being bullied by teammates, according to Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.

This wasn’t hazing, either. Glazer reported that Martin sat down at the lunch table this week, and then everyone got up and left. Sounds like some weak high school behavior. Marvez reports that the troglodytes in the Miami locker room were scared of Martin’s brains – his parents are lawyers who attended Harvard – and relentlessly mocked him:

"A source said Martin has tried dealing with a slew of indignities that crossed into personal and family insults, including being bestowed with the nickname of “Big Weirdo.”"

What an embarrassment for Joe Philbin’s team, which has been a letdown this season, and can’t protect QB Ryan Tannehill. No names have trickled out yet as to who might be a ringleader in the bullying, but Martin’s offensive line mates include legendary problem-child Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, who was so close with murderer Aaron Hernandez, he wore a ‘Free Hernandez’ hat out in public. Pouncey’s brother (who plays for Pittsburgh) later apologized; Mike did not. [via Fox Sports]

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