If the Dolphins flame out as a wild-card team or fail to make the playoffs, Philbin is as good as gone.
Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.
Rex Ryan won’t take satisfaction if the Jets eliminate the Dolphins. “If you’re not in it, it really doesn’t matter,” Ryan said. “The fact that you’re not in it is painful enough. You’re not going to derive pleasure from knocking someone out.”
The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
Martin and a companion arrived at lawyer Ted Wells’ Manhattan office building Friday and were met by a crush of reporters.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday at an undisclosed location and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages.
The Dolphins are playing for the first time in 11 days. They beat Cincinnati on a safety in overtime to stop a four-game skid about the same time the bullying scandal began brewing.
Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message as an apparent joke only a week before their relationship became the subject of a harassment case.
Media interest remained high Saturday, with some 75 reporters and cameramen descending on the Miami Dolphins’ complex.
The Dolphins have endured a week of withering scrutiny while trying to prepare for a game that is very much and afterthought outside their locker room.
Many Miami players spoke out about the matter for the first time on Wednesday — and with at least one questioning Jonathan Martin’s motives.
Incognito is receiving a pass for using racial slurs — at least from his teammates — because he’s considered “an honorary black man,” according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
We are all under stress. It’s part of living in a competitive, capitalist society. It is part of human interaction. The only way for any of us to avoid that is to follow the doctor’s orders: Remove stress from life’s equation. Yeah, right.
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.