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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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Is Linda the golf hole girl??

MAKIN IT RAIN!!!

Unfortunately, the league will make a statement.

Who made that remark? Left alone it would indicate that Richie Incognito attacked him and made those corrosive remarks. If he didn't the attorney or Martin should clarify who said it and did it and eliminate those charges, that now appear to be against Incognito.

BRING BACK RICHIE!!!

HAHA! I think she might be MarK. Either that or Martin. Maybe they are one in the same?

Mark I agree...suspensions of both Ireland and Philbin will be a good recourse for the league as far as sanctions are concerned. Ross should remove them forthwith if this is in fact the intension of the league as a remedy thus saving face with the league and other fellow franchise owners.

Ireland has to go now. This is a huge embarrassment to Ross and billionaires generally don’t like to be embarrassed. Sooner the better. Philbin can coach out the season and new GM can make a decision. Not sure who you look at this point?

Someone had to step up and end the discrimination, racism, and extortion in the Dolphin workplace. Jonathan Martin is that guy. The future will be better because of what he exposed is going on in Miami.

The only person that should be embarrassed here is Martin...Of course, his boyfriend probably won't judge him.
I imagine the people that are appalled by all of this were likely bullied as kids, like the reporters covering the story.

Well, try as you might, the 2 are NOT related. Martin is just a pansy. We had them in the military. Seen them on teams. How he got as far as he did is crazy.

Eww, martin in those skimpy golf hole girl outfits. Richie has no standards ... but wait, he was drunk. I've taken on a few heavyweights in my time thanks to vodka ...

Bring in Kosar as an interm GM, let's go full circus act for our last 8 games circa hurricanes late 80's . Mikinnie running boat tours off South Beach. Joey Porter in shape? Cecil colins still in jail?

Wrong Vega, what he did was cowardly act of selfishness. He should have taken this to the league office instead of the press. Things like this are handled in house, not in the public who have no clue as to how football players interact and most certainly have no clue about the culture and dynamics of an NFL locker room.

Martin jumped ship. called the press, and threw his teammates and the NFL under the bus. Though I am not condoning Cogs behavior in all of this I am most certainly condemning Martin for his handling of it.

... and WPF, more importantly saving us from watching an entire season with 0% chance of any success.

clee, Kosar has brain damage!!!!

Alright Gruden it is.

Maybe Martin had a mental breakdown because his helmet was not safe enought and a hit caused him to lose it...is the NFL investigating that ??

... and WPF, more importantly saving us from watching an entire season with 0% chance of any success.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | November 08, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Mark I couldn't agree with you more.

I am going to look at the glass as half full in regards to the hazing/bully/racism debacle. I feel that we get rid of 2 cancers in the locker room in Martin and Cogs....after all Cogs has been thrown off every team he has played for. Both GM and Coaching staff will be let go in the very near future then After the lawsuit is settled Ross will be soooo disgusted with the NFL he will sell the team.
Hopefully we get a real arshole, like Jerry Jones, that will do anything to win as our next owner. A guy that actually understands the sport.

It is a shame that Jonathan Martins career gets destroyed by one very bad apple combined with no team supervision. Things got way out of hand.

Jerry Jones drafted a 3rd round centre in the first round last year!!

You think ireland is shaky .....

It's a shame Richie's career gets destroyed by one very girly manchild, sissy, snitch. Things got way outta hand.

Yeah, poor Johnathan martin and that 30-50M he will recieve in damages as he goes back to his true love of playing PS3 and eating nachos in his old bedroom...

LMAO @ Mark...thanks I needed that this morning. :P

Well, we all wanted the Dolphins to be talked about more. Now we got it.


Jerry Jones drafted a 3rd round centre in the first round last year!!

You think ireland is shaky .....

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | November 08, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Yea, and he turned out to be a really good player despite what pundits thought! What point are you trying to make? One that doesn't make your case, that's fo sho!

Would you like to go over 2nd & 3rd round Ireland picks who have panned out & those who haven't? To further bury your argument?

Defending Ireland for his player personnel moves or his potential role in what's happening now only makes you look foolish which apparently is a good look for you.

OK, I've been to South Florida many times but the one thing nobody has ever been able to tell me is ... "Where is Sunrise , Florida?" Your hockey team plays there ... where the heck is it???


It is a shame that Jonathan Martins career gets destroyed by one very bad apple combined with no team supervision. Things got way out of hand.

Posted by: Vegas Mike | November 08, 2013 at 11:38 AM

BULLSH*T! 1 person is ruining Martins career & that's Martin.

Go read the article on the sentinel from Artis Hicks, Samuda & Will Barker. All former players & read what they had to say. It's pretty enlightening.

To think anyone can blame someone else for their own failures is ridiculous. How about some self accountability for a change instead of always looking to blame someone else for their own mistakes. Why is it always got to be someone elses fault?

I'm so sick of this culture of looking for someone to lean on for help. It's right out of the liberal media's playbook. They FEED off these issues cause it allows them to force the narrative YOU NEED SOMEONE ELSES HELP.

Again, I call BULLSH*T

DUH!, if you need it spelled out for you, he could've drafted Shariff Floyd who is a good player (and would've filled a major void) and then still get Travis Frederick..

And where was I defending anybody? Just saying Jerry Jones is an awful GM by comparison to anyone. Dallas hasn't won a playoff game in forever despite having one of the better QBs in the NFL.

This lawsuit is a huge liability for the Dolphins who could be facing an additional lawsuit from Incognito... as well as fines , suspensions, and loss of draft choices by the NFL.

Vegas Mike and Linda must be one and the same.

Do we wonder why all the free agents coming in from other teams didn't say "Wow this team has bully's on it"?

I think Tyson Clabo's statement say's it all, Martin is weird.

So if anybody is DUH! here and lacking in reading comperehension and the idea of maximizing draft picks, that would be u.

Now toodles, move along princess ...

looks like mark has joined the elite group of d*ckheads on this blog.

another holier than thou condescending snob! it must be a Canadian trait.

Ross/Ireland have totally destroyed the franchise. Its unreal to have so many problems. YIKES!


Hopefully we get a real arshole, like Jerry Jones, that will do anything to win as our next owner. A guy that actually understands the sport.

Posted by: Bill Arnsparger | November 08, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Mark....I think you misread what I wrote. I never said JJ was a good GM or personnel guy. I said what I wrote above...he is like the George Steinbrenner of football. Try to Win at all cost.

hahaa, yeah, being called stupid then explaining my position further for those not enlightened enough to understand it the first time makes me holier than thou...

It you have a belief and facts to support your belief you should always fight for your opinion. That is not a Canadian trait...its a MAN trait. Mark will always defend his position just as Craig, Kris, Phins78, F4L, DC and myself.

Arnsparger, yeah, Jones is ultra competitive, I acknowledge that but I'd rather have Ross than Jones.

Ross spends but keeps out of the way. Jones kind of keeps that franchise hostage with his own shortcomings.

Canadiens should stick to ice fishin or hockey or bowling. They are football clueless

Man I wish the Dolphins played the Redskins or Vikings this year. Man those defenses suck.....Ooops sorry I made a football post LOL

But I will acknowledge that behaviour can be curtailed like dan Snyder in Washington. He gets out of the way and writes the cheques and I tell you Washington will come back strong next year. RG3 will cut down on the turnovers and the defense will get better then they will be a force for a long time...

Daytona, Canadians also like curling, put that down

Mark, spare me your superiority complex. That means you are tiny in real life. In brain capacity & stature.

The way you're talking on here today dismissing everything RI does is nauseating! Just cause he's living the dream you never could doesn't mean you have to worship him.

Since you must of missed it, here's some enlightenment or you. Everyone knows the Cowboys are extremely talented but, the problem with them is coaching. Garrett is a DUD. Kinda like you, aint that funny?

You and your measurables LMAO! Only an arm chair GM who thinks that playing Madden is grounds to act like he knows anything.

Take your measurable and shove em up your as*. You're a nobody! What were Zach Thomas's measurables? or Jason Taylors? Or Buonoconti's?

You reciting cone drill times & hand size, etc from the nfl combine doesn't make you smart. It makes you STUPID nerd.

Now go get you f*in shine box!

Canadians also like drinking Molson....and moose hunting?? IDK?

Moosehead Lager and The Trailer Park Boys come from Canada. So Canada is ok with me

wonder if more suspensions will come down? ireland better check in on cowboys practice squad!

Marc's mother is a heavyweight fighter.


Now go get you f*in shine box!

Posted by: DUH! | November 08, 2013 at 12:02 PM

You do know that Mark is gonna whack you for saying that? Joe Pesci whacked him for saying that!


Now go get you f*in shine box!

Posted by: DUH! | November 08, 2013 at 12:02 PM

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! I can picture Joe Peschi sayin` THAT MUTHAFVCKA!

Canadian first overall pick in NBA this year and probably next year?

Hockey still runs the show up here but dolphins first in my world.

I can picture Mark beating DUH like Billy Batts was beaten in the movie for saying "now go get your fukkin shine box"

These trolls are hilarious. Armando is to blame. Armando said that people wouldn't be allowed to do what Marc and his many names are doing to Kris. Armando, Sir, You have proven you are a man of little character and that your word is worth less than Sh..! I wouldn't expect any less from a Cuban Coward.

P.S.- Why are Cubans not cutout to make it in the NFL? You got it. They are not tough enough to play a mans game.

Bill, se's a mental midget who thinks his sh*t don't stink. Well, guess what? It does.

Kill me? Yea! With what? Measurables?

Please son!

It's in Lauderdale Mark. BTW, seems like most of the Canada lic plates you see are in N Fla.

DUH! (aka Johnathan Martin), doesn't look like your opinion of me is very popular here...

blowing you kisses, sweetheart.....

Canadiens tryin to talk Miami football? HILARIOUS!

Marc has been Marc and only Marc for 5 plus years...nice try


DUH! (aka Johnathan Martin), doesn't look like your opinion of me is very popular here...

blowing you kisses, sweetheart.....

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | November 08, 2013 at 12:14 PM

All yougot is Mike Mayocks measurable. Stop prancing around ere like a fairy acting like you know more than anybody.

Snobby Canadian

One measurement I use for a man is if he can apologize when he is wrong....I have seen Mark do that...not Kris or Craig....but Mark YES.

cocoa, thanks for the heads up on Sunrise. Finally, someone can answer that for me...

DUH! Just one last note on my thoughts on measureables. And these notes can be found if you go back.... One interior offensive lineman I really liked that nobody spoke of is Brian Schwenke of Cal. I went on and on about him. Outisdeof Cooper and Warmack, he's the one interior lineman I couldn't talk enough about. Tennesee took the centre in the fourth round and he's a year one starter for that team.

I just farted and it doesn't stink ...

I still believe Martin handled this all wrong. Now with an attorney involved, that means one thing MONEY!!!

I'm on the side of the players and ex-players on this. I'm not wavering. What happens in the locker room should stay in the locker room. We have never of such a thing in watching 35 years of football.

A football locker room and an office work place are very different, and don't try to think otherwise unless you have been in their shoes.


I just farted and it doesn't stink ...

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | November 08, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Mark are you getting drunk with Mayor Ford again? Don't hit the pipe with him!!

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