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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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What I think is funny,...

Is that you are so appalled.....

The trolls....yeah....whatever....

Please marc, the state of Florida is filled with people from the province of Quebec. You guys are all half French down there.

rdubs, he was merely concerned that she was overheated and didn't want to risk heart stroke. That Incognito is a man of the people!!

The police report states that the woman was working a hole at the tournament when an inebriated Incognito harassed her. After the golf club, he then leaned against he buttocks, rubbing his genitalia on her as if dancing and was saying "Let it rain! Let it rain!" He then allegedly emptied a bottle of water on the woman's face.

This is friggin hilarious!!!

Marc....

You can hide behind your keyboard all you like....

The comment isn't/wasn't for you....

The "dude" one was....

I just find it funny that you were so offend by it....

I think when the Dolphins take the filed on Monday. They should be wearing bandanas over their gaces and put on a big fake mustaches'

Because now the entire world thinks we are the

Miami Villains

By the way, sounds like she violated her confidentiality agreement, sue her!!!


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

Posted by: Marc | November 07, 2013 at 11:38 PM

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But I'm wrong....right Mark....

Posted by: Kris | November 08, 2013 at 09:31 AM

The FACT that you let some trash talk on a blog affect you is pitiful.

It's quite obvious why you side with Martin, you're 1 in the same!

rdubs, this is Miami so the name

Miami Villanos would be much better....

Here in Orlando it's mostly Puerto Ricans, Jamaincans, Dominicans, and whites. Miami is obviously Cubans.

I don't think I've ever met a FRENCHMAN. Well, Kris maybe

Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men on the football field. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Martin, and you curse the Dolphins. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That MArtin's hazzing, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you get on that line, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

Sincerely,

Richie "Jussup" Incognito

Mark,


Would she have complained if Cam Wake did it? Its because he is fat and white.She is racist and hates fat guys!!! What a bigot LOL

I wonder how many people read what I type and take it seriously? Probably Jonathan Martin does LOL

You miss the point @ 9:37cccc

But that is the purpose of a troll....to miss the point.....

drsamii great comment, so martin not only was afraid of the current council but last year' as well which inlcuded Bush and Dansby and others. So why isn't the media asking those players why they bullied Martin. The team needs to keep together because it's them against the world right now. Tampa will show us whether they'll be able to manage to stick together or if the pressure is too much and the rest of the season is shot. I think teh fins come out punching for an knockout.

What you wouldn't read about is how Incognito lost his mind, was committed to a mental institution, escaped under the assumed identity of a missing hiker manipulating his way to the top in a diabolical scheme to get even with Ryan Tannehill who'd be playing for the entire thing!

De Miami Banditos!

Can we all agree that Jeff Ireland is totally blameless in this entire sordid matter?

During the past Century, some prominent Americans thought this Country needed a change in Social fabric. We agreed. We believe that this Time for Social repair is Now.

Marc, you live in orlando, oh that explains it. Any self respecting Canadian would never be caught dead in a hole like Orlando.

Seriously though, ever met anybody from Quebec?? That's odd, maybe they are found more towards the gulf.

Rdubs, I agree, she is nothing but a racist and a fatist!! (hates fat people). Shame on her!!!

..Charles..What does that have to do with the situation? Everyone realizes Locker rooms are a different environment. This has nothing to do with an organization that could be found to have made bad choices. The Locker room doesn't and can't be the shell for mistakes made from top to the players..

If that is what the investigation shows.
As far as choir boys and football players..Doesn't it say something about our team that the players voted Incognito as one of their leaders? My point is that How is that working for us? Would he be on a leadership council on a winning team? A team with better vet leadership? If you think the answer is yes..I think you have your head in the sand.

I lived in Orlando for a couple years. My wife and I hated that place. You wanna talk about feeling like you live in a foreign country. When you go the store, the only language you heard was Spanish. Price tags and such were in Spanish. Kind of sucked balls. It was worse than being in a hardcore tag team match with Jonathan Martin as your partner

From the SS

Local10.com is reporting that a female golf volunteer filed a complaint with Aventura police, accusing suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito of inappropriate contact at a Dolphins charity golf out in May of 2012 at Turnberry Resort and Club.

Incognito is under an indefinite suspension by the Dolphins after the departure of offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, who is claiming Incognito sent him a profane text with a racial slur and threatening language.

..DC..I meant to write Philbin..Not Ross.

Mark in Toronto..I know the players voted for Inconito. That doesn't mean it wasn't a mistake. Any more then say Ireland drafting Martin in the first place. The coaches could have said..Hell no. And maybe they did, and the team threw a fit. We will find out.

I don't see the humor in RI's golf club incident. If that was my wife or daughter, RI would have a bullet in him. And what happened to the confidentiality agreement? Convenient that this comes out NOW, a year and 1/2 later. Witch hunt!!!

Orlando is AWESOME. Again, tons of latin women and the 2nd largest school in the nation. UCF. Very good female to male ratio.

Nope, never met an French people. I did go to Toronto and met just about every nationality, but, still no French.

Canada has some hot chicks for sure, but, too cold.

I sure hope none of this distracts Jeff Ireland from his personnel duties. All indications from Dolphins HQ are that he continues to scour college injury reports for a first round acorn. Good tidings for the future!

rdubs that's definately true, but only in certain areas. East side and airport areas specifically

This is why Girls don't play the game folks.

Lived off of Semoran

He was drunk. Can anyone here not named Kris say they've never done anything inappropriate while they were drunk? Nobody knows the circumstances.

Everyone just jumps to conclusions.

Irelands Republican Army,

Philbin said he wanted a team of football players. All these stories definitely shows our players act and talk like football players LOL

DD, why have the players hold a vote only to rescind it? I live ina city where we elected a guy who smokes crack on viedo and throws violent fits on youtube, still can't throw him out, have to respect the process.

I mean this isn't communist Romania. have to respect the wishes of the players.

Well, there you go. I'm guessing the South side of 50? Yeah, that's all hispanic. You just were in the wrong area, lol. Of course, it doesn't matter much where you live in Orlando, the hood is always next door.

Do you think Jonathan Martin got picked on because he wears "Care bears" underoos?

Marc,


Yup right off of Goldenrod and 50

Marc,

Grew up in Ft.Lauderdale, move to Raleigh, NC. Moved to Orlando for a couple years and now I am back in North Carolina. Love it here, wish I was raised here

Goodness rdubs. Yeah, that's the heart of Puerto Rico in Orlando. I think maybe only Kissimee has a higher population. Yeah, they don't even speak English at convenience stores over there.

There's definitely some nice areas here. I'm in Maitland now. Longwood, Heathrow, Windermere, Winter Park.

I was born and raised in Pine Hills though...If you lived here a couple years I'm sure you're familiar.

Rdubs...
where about in NC?

..Mark..This isn't a democracy. Just like the locker room isn't a normal work place. Can't have it both ways. How do we know that the coaches didn't have second thoughts about the vote? I don't know..I'm sure there will be some twist to the story today that may or may not shed some light..That will on Saturday get flipped on its head.

I go back to when Holmes was a captain in NY..We railed on the jets. Holmes was voted by his teammates. He was also relieved of his duties by the HC.

What I am saying..I am not blaming the players. I'm not even blaming Incognito. I am saying that if...IF the investigation shows that there were horrible things happening(which is plausible)..The axe is going to fall from the top. It will show IMO a lack of institutional control..Incognito as a leader is just 1 example..Again IMO

I suspect that there may be other players involved in the discrimination of Jonathan Martin. It wasnt just Incognito although he was the ringleader.

Matty,


I live in Knightdale its around raleigh

marc,


That Puerto Rican booty is beautiful. But then they open their mouths!!

Pine Hills, dont ya mean crime hills?

JJ, of course it's not funny if it's family. But some random woman, then it's funny. What's she doing working a golf hole anyway? What is who there other than to be objectified?

And she's 34 anyway, she should be happy she is still getting attention from men. A lot of women fall off by then.

As to what pertains to competing in a Football Game, the fact remains that we won a very tough Football Game without either JMartin or Incognito.

HAHAHA. Hey, you can't have it all I guess. I'll take the booty and deal with the mouth.

Exactly! Crime Hills. 19 years there. Hence, I'm well-versed in the "N" word.

Marc, just bustin them about Orlando but serious about the gulf and French people - tend to live near the water. Maybe you did meet some French Canadians but just thought Canadians spoke English funny.

Anyway, we don't have many in Toronto either - Montreal is where you'll find em all

Tony, maybe Pouncy was involved too.

HAHA. MarK, all Canadians talk funny, ehh? It's aboot all they do.

So i think the Dolphins win on Monday night...is anyone with me ??

Marc, I think the weirdest thing I ever did was rip out the landscaping from outside a night club after drinking too much. I mean there's also been tonnes of instances with women but I don't count those and they are expected with women in bars ... but rip out bushes and flowers??? WTF?!?!?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | November 08, 2013 at 10:03 AM

this is a very poor job of sarcasm. if it's not sarcasm, you're even more pathetic, even by Canadian standards.

Well, at least you remember ripping out bushes. I got to the point I black out 9 outta 10 times. No telling what I did. Maybe I sexed Martin, maybe I just molested him.

DD, then might as well remove the sham of players voting and just have the coaches/management appoint leaders.

This has been the norm in the NHL for generations...

Finstuff, That post is Friggin Hilarious " Florio tomorrow: Cornwell says Martin disrespected by Fin cheerleaders.
Posted by: finstuff

I can just see the President interupting MNF to give a Speech on Bullying and personally admonishing the Dolphin Cheerleader Squad for their "Lack of Leadership" Too Funny !!!Lol

Marc, don't forget fishing, hunting, hockey, and fu**ing!

OBVIOUSLy, sorry to hear that you are a 34 year old woman who's looks are fleeting. Come up north, I'll show you a good time.

The funniest thing is that Richie has the face of an angel. If he wasn't 300 lbs he would be about the least menacing guy you could imagine.

MarK. I can really only relate to the last on that list. What's Hockey?

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