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Statement from Jonathan Martin attorney here

Jonathan Martin's family this week hired sports attorney David Cornwell to represent the Dolphins offensive lineman. On Thursday evening Cornwell released the following statement:

Jonathan Martin’s toughness is not at issue. Jonathan has started every game with the Miami Dolphins since he was drafted in 2012. At Stanford, he was the anchor for Jim Harbaugh’s “smash mouth” brand of football and he protected Andrew Luck's blind side.

"The issue is Jonathan’s treatment by his teammates. Jonathan endured harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing.  For the entire season-and-a-half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment.  This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying.  Despite these efforts, the taunting continued.  Beyond the well-publicized voice mail with its racial epithet, Jonathan endured a malicious physical attack on him by a teammate, and daily vulgar comments such as the quote

"These facts are not in dispute.

"Eventually, Jonathan made a difficult choice. Despite his love for football, Jonathan left the Dolphins. Jonathan looks forward to getting back to playing football. In the meantime, he will cooperate fully with the NFL investigation.

"Quote from teammate: “We are going to run train on your sister. . . . She loves me. I am going to (expletive) her without a condom and (expletive) in her (expletive).”

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It's ok Kris. I'll still read your dots. Just know that it's....irritating....makes your text sound....like William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk!

The sad thing Marc....

The only person that doesn't know your a joke...is you.....

Posted by: Kris | November 07, 2013 at 10:13 PM


Ditto for you too.

Kris. I have a question for you. Where is the Text saying..."OK guys, that's a little much. Stop"?

I remember now why I didn't visit this blog for years. At least the trolls were funny occasionally...

I still hope Cuban Menace gets AIDS and dies, but, he was good for a laugh. Odin is gone. Soiled is gone. NJPhinFan gone. Many of the funny regulars are gone.

Left with Kris, and MarK and Aloco...FML

If YOU'RE gonna use that quote Will S. At least correct the CONTRACTION ;)

Funny Jj.


That was for you.

Feels weird.

The problem with the Dolphins having the players go on the offensive in talking to the press is this (IMO):

1 - Defending Cogs is a losing bet. His history, the texts, voicemails, videos and the golf incident are a lot to defend (especially if this gets to a courtroom).

2 - It only escalates the battle with Martin and weakens the teams PR image. It could also lead some of the other rookies to come forward on the hazing they experienced (according to earlier reports).

3 - It shows the players might not accept Martin back, which gives his lawyers a much more favorable case.

4 - The longer this story unfolds the greater chance that there will be political involvement which will lead to people being under oath. Bullying is a very serious social issue and this could all become political very quickly.

5 - If the Dolphins are going to release information, then why has Ireland not responded in the past day to reports that he is an advocate of solving workplace disputes with violence?

In my opinion, the Dolphins should settle this quickly, change management and coaching staffs, gut much of the team, change the culture and move forward.

Kris

Would you tell all the bloggers for the 79th time your height and weight again?

Shame on Philbin and Ireland for not...monitoring the personal texts of players. Yeah it's also their fault too they didn't identify that Martin is a scheming two faced weasel looking to cash in. I think one of them missed that check box on the draftee grade. And oh my goodness Ireland told Martin to stand up for himself. What horrible guys lets fire them all. lol

Armando Salguero, can you please explain to Adam Beasley that his article titled, "Jonathan Martins attorney details bullying charges" is a bad title for a story considering it contains no details and only parrots what you and many others have already written?

Sigh needs a girlfriend.

If the Dolphins become the poster child for anti-bullying, then it's going to end very, very badly for the Dolphins.

I get it now Dashi...

I had a post @ 10:09 as well.....

In that one....I credited more of the team with the hazing....

I see the confusion...,

Because as much as you want to call Ireland an idiot he is smart. Sigh, you blast the players for standing up for their names being run through the mud but then blast Ireland for doing the right thing and not saying anything. Martin is releasing minimal piecemeal bombs of info and letting the media blow them the hell up for them. They really don't have to do much but play the victim and leak half stories and smokescreens. I think richie and ireland are doing the right thing. Holding their cards and letting Martin show his. He has already put out contradicting info. I really don't see anything richie or Ireland saying that could help themselves right now.

Kris are you happy about all this? It sure seems that way.

Doesn't Ronnie Brown have a program through the Jason Taylor Foundation that addresses bullying?

http://www.jasontaylorfoundation.com/content/view/60/105/

The irony is I haven't heard either former Dolphin weigh in on this situation. And wasn't Taylor run out of Miami by Bill Parcells?

I blame Parcells for bringing the old-timey macho crap to the Dolphins. His legacy is hiring Ireland and a bunch of thugs...

questions? comments?

Goat....

I don't think I have ever said anything about being happy....

I do belive that right is right....and wrong is wrong.....regardless of race...creed....nationality.....or even football team....

Kris,

I get it now.

I believe most of us feel the same way. This has been handled poorly by all the parties involved.

The only difference is who is to blame.

Yes, Martin is the "Victim", but he needs to take some of the blame with how he has handled the situation. Martin has shown his true colors.

Does he even have a sister? I would have said his grandmother personally.

drsamii,

Perhaps you are right that Ireland and Cogs and team is playing a winning hand. I highly doubt it, but it's possible.

Insofar as Cogs goes, his past actions and words are going to be very difficult to overcome.

-I out

I'm out too. Yawn.

Did it ever occur to any of you dumb clucks that the legal council for the Miami Dolphins knows a bit more about how to handle this to protect themselves than the average clueless fan?

Why do you doubt it? What has Martin Presented that is a smoking gun? How will he be able to prove the hazing went above and beyond normal. What is considered "normal" hazing? There is no definition of normal hazing.

Martin IS NOT a VICTIM by any realistic explanation. That has yet to be determined. He's just a pansy

F you Jon Martin for trying to tarnish Don Shula Miami Dolphins!!!

I do belive that right is right....and wrong is wrong.....regardless of race...creed....nationality.....or even football team....

Posted by: Kris | November 07, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Yet you are judging on nothing but media hype. You basically know absolutely nothing yet you are eager to assume you do.

Last I remember they all had their heads shaved and died and I think if we took a vote we all would agree who had the most embarrasing haircut: Josh Samuda anyone, and he laughed it off. Furthermore, to my earlier point, my colleagues who all have been in cases all say the same thing: You say nothing and when asked you answer that question; nothing more...nothing less. Nomatter how right you are, you volunteer nothing!

Yeah. It's getting late. I gotta go run a train on Kris' old lady while he's in the field. I'm gonna c_m in her a___ss

👆👆👆😂😂😂.

I was wrong....Marc.....

That is perfectly acceptable behavior.....

I can't see how Martin didn't find the humor in that....

Can I be your friend......

this is gonna be a huge lawsuit. No NFL team will pick him up after this. Dolphins are looking at atleast 50mil for his career. Starting tackle money for atleast 15 years then emotional damage. He is never gonna have to work for rest of his life. That's the end game and the lawyer will milk it for all it's worth no doubt.

Jonathan Martin is a POS

You had your chance.

You think all your soldiers aren't bangin' her out when you're downrange?

Jody's got your girl homeboy.

This will set us back 5 years when all is said and done

Still waiting for some word from Jon Martin himself, and not his agent, his parents, or his attorney.

I'm also still waiting for his agent, his attorney, and/or his parents to explain how the abuse he received from his teammates was responsible for opponents abusing him on the field this year. The guy was on pace to allow 40 this year before he quit. That fact is also not in dispute.

We will need locker room monitors assigned by the nfl to patrol our locker room

Ross did this to himself by being so stupid

Has Ireland been fired yet?

This Jeff Ireland is a total disgrace

Marc,

You are completely out of line. Kris has no girl unless you count a 6 foot 5, 225 pound man wearing a wig and lipstick as a girl. It is obvious several people need to come out of the closet.

Hater.

The longer this goes on, the longer the turd is.... The Guinness book of records said mr Spock aka Leonard nimoy had the longest turd on record at 23 inches, macro timing length vs time means the truth will show Martin is"...........a turd.

So easy to talk from your computer.....

I don 't do computer wars....seems like such a puzzle thing to do....

Thanks for trying, Kris....

This whole thing is F'ing ridiculous. RI was voted into leadership council by.... MARTIN!!! drsami has presented facts on this blog, which show that Martin's position is flawed. And he is correct in saying that the Dolphins should just shut up.
RI is a decent player, not a decent guy. Molesting a woman with a golf club??? He must've been trashed:) He should have been cut then and there.
This is a witch hunt, plain and simple, but I'd be ok with Ireland being canned when it's all over. I guess we should wait for all FACTS to be released, but this just doesn't add with what we've seen thusfar.

Ross should sever ties now so they can sue Ireland in a civil case

Maybe the two of them rich and Jon are gay lovers that had a spat

Puzze thing to do....

But....you seem so tough from behind that computer screen...

Smh....

Now that makes sense they were a cuople

Actually you started this war.

But, that doesn't make it less true that your girl gets run through every time you leave.

That's the military way homie. Better make the call before you come home.

U

50 million for what??

He's so emotional distraught he can never play again??

But just the other day you were joking in the locker room?

Oh, Ross is going to pay 50 million because you talked about his momma??

That's hilarious!!

Incognito is dispicable. Glad he's off my team.

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Jonathan Martin he is rather genius.

Just enough strength and skill to make it into the NFL at his position. Which was all part of a plan to get into the NFL and within a year or two, sue his team for $200 million dollars.

He probably leaves the NFL as richest player ever after his law suit. If that isn't genius then there isn't a such word.

Jj.....

This soap opera will continue for the forseeable future.....


What will it cost....

Draft picks...

Money....

Both....

If the FINS...really want to send a message.....then perhaps the will have to sacrifice a FO person....

Marc....

There is no war....it only speaks to the delusions of your warped mind to even utter something so stupid...and....TWICE now.....

I can only imagine how many times you have told the tale of your 4 year stint in the military to your bored to death friends and family.....

There is no war....,

If we have the opera unity to meet....then so be it....

Until then....

I have no feelings toward you....you have shown yourself to be an @ss....and little more....you call names from behind a computer....maybe one day you will get to call them to me in person....

Until that day....

Enjoy....

Time for the Dolphins to pay up for the incompetence throughout the franchise. Ross is learning that cheap can turn out very expensive.

Anyone saying Martin's position is flawed need remember his case is going to civil court, not criminal court. No jury, just a judge. Case doesn't have to be beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt, just preponderance of evidence.

Given Ritchie Incognito's rap sheet, judge is going to wonder how in all hell did he end up on a leadership council? Not looking good at all for the Dolphins in a civil lawsuit.

If true ABUSE is revealed, then ok. Fine the team, suspend players, fire the GM and staff, etc. So far, Martin just seems to be a misfit and his case seems contrived.

....I am not going to make any guesses as to what happens tomorrow. But isn't it clear this is no longer an issue about the players, but an issue of the institution? The only entity that stands to lose at this point is the franchise. Martin will go do whatever he sees fit to do. Incognito will probably get another chance to play elsewhere. We will be left to pick up the pieces...Fair if the investigation shows a conspiracy. Not so fair if this is all about nothing.

I wonder what Ross is thinking.

Incognito is the misfit.

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