There is no place for racial or verbal harassment in the NFL or any other work place in the world. Once there is a sign of comfort with these types of actions in any workplace, let alone a locker room full of excessive testosterone, it is easy for a situation like this to snowball and get out of hand.

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito stepped way over the line this past season, leading a verbal onslaught against fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.  Martin was not the only one that was under constant attack by Incognito.  Three other players and an assistant trainer claimed to have been victims of extreme racial insults and verbal abuse. According to CBS News, “The [other] harassed player was ‘subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching,’ while the assistant trainer, who was born in Japan, was subjected to racial slurs.”

 

Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP

Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins Guard. Photo: Wilfredo Lee/ AP

The same article written by CBS News also states, “Lawyer Ted Wells released the report Friday, saying guard John Jerry and center Mike Pouncey followed Incognito’s lead in harassing Martin, who left the team in October. They threatened to rape his sister, called him a long list of slurs and bullied him for not being ‘black enough’.”

 

 

 

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Mike Pouncey, Miami Dolphins Center & Guard. Photo: USA TODAY Sports

While most of the world wants to point fingers at the trio of bullies (Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey, and John Jerry), the coaching staff should have never let this happen in the first place.

There are details that have not been released to the public; but, as of now, it appears a group of inconsiderate racists gained too much power within the organization and used it to negatively affect the lives of multiple human beings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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