Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir.
Martin, whose departure from the Dolphins sparked a national conversation on locker-room bullying, detailed his struggles Wednesday on social media.
Coach Lovie Smith emphasized Monday that the Bucs had arranged a “visit” by the free agent guard but that a signing wasn’t necessarily imminent.
The controversial offensive lineman has since “accepted professional help” and “is currently being treated at a facility in Arizona,” Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reported on Friday.
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.
“I apologize for acting like a big baby the last few days,” Incognito tweeted. “This has all been so much on me and my family. I just want to play football.”
Martin was subjected to “a pattern of harassment” that included racist slurs and vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three teammates, according to a report ordered by the NFL.
Richie Incognito took aim at Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin on Twitter Wednesday, saying “The truth is going to bury you and your entire ‘camp.’ You could have told the truth the entire time.”
Messages of support from celebs, teammates, NFL players and media members poured in for the Missouri All-American defensive end. But others wondered whether the league is prepared to welcome gay players.
He is not just a Super Bowl-winning head coach. Tony Dungy is also a man of his word.
Many of the text messages are profane, while others are revealing. A good portion of the messages focus on the pair’s nightlife, womanizing and engaging in excessive alcohol use.
This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.
The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
The Scarlet Knights athletic program has already been shamed once. The now-infamous video of former basketball coach Mike Rice went viral. Now it seems the school may have another incident of a coach behaving badly on its hands.