No lead had been safe for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So it was up to the defense to help them get their first win of the season.
The Dolphins become the butt of jokes by late-night comedians. Such quipsters as Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert weighed in on the Dolphins’ bullying scandal that has struck a national nerve.
The Dolphins’ offensive tackle would like to play football again, ESPN reported, but he doesn’t want to do so in Miami. He’s likely finished for the 2013 season.
His voice rising, the Hall of Famer gave an impassioned take on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying controversy Sunday, specifically in regard to the reported acceptance of racial slurs among Dolphins teammates.
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.
In the wake of the alleged harassment on the Miami Dolphins football team, the spotlight has returned to workplace bullying.
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.
Ted Wells was appointed Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins’ workplace and to prepare a report that will be made public.
“I take strong exception to people intimating they know what goes on in those rooms,” Parcells told the New York Daily News. “I was in those rooms for 52 years. I know what goes on in there.”
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.
Many Miami players spoke out about the matter for the first time on Wednesday — and with at least one questioning Jonathan Martin’s motives.
Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Lydon Murtha says Richie Incognito is being made a “scapegoat” in the wake of Jonathan Martin leaving the team due to alleged bullying in the locker room.
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.