In the wake of the alleged harassment on the Miami Dolphins football team, the spotlight has returned to workplace bullying.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Harris Straytner joined CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu Saturday morning with some advice on how to recognize signs of bullying, and bring it to a stop.
Some say Martin, a Stanford graduate who went about his business quietly, handled the situation well. But pro football is a macho world, and some players believe Martin should have responded more firmly.
The reason that the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident will not go away any time soon is that everyone can relate to it.
Antrel Rolle clarified that he’s against bullying, and that Martin is not as much to blame as Incognito. He did maintain, however, that Martin “does take some accountability.”
We should be disgusted by anyone who condones Incognito, excuses Incognito or ignores Incognito. We should be disgusted by anyone who blames Martin, teases Martin or trivializes Martin.
You’ve seen the heartbreaking stories, bullies pushing kids to suicide. Now there are calls for the parents of those bullies to pay.
“Last year, with what I went through, I’m still sticking to my story,” Amukamara said. “That wasn’t bullying at all. That was just fun in the locker room.”
“Richie Incognito, is he wrong? Absolutely,” Rolle told Joe & Evan. “But I think the other guy is just as much to blame because he’s allowed it to happen.”
Boomer and Craig got Tuesday’s radio program started by talking about the bullying incident down in Miami involving Richie Incognito and his alleged mark, Jonathan Martin.
Giants kicker Josh Brown has known Richie Incognito a long time, and said it pains him to see what his former teammate has gotten himself involved in. But Brown isn’t surprised by it at all.
The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues.
October marks the eighth annual Bullying Prevention Month and many professional athletes are lending their voices to the anti-bullying movement. Former NFL player Sean James produced a PSA on the campaign, called ‘Be In The Know About Bullying.’
Bart Palosz’s older sister said there was evidence of her brother’s suffering online. Clubs and organizations against bullying have formed at the school as a result of the tragedy.
James Clementi, whose younger brother Tyler killed himself after being spied on during a sexual encounter in his Rutgers University dorm room, said Spirit Day is important.