Ex-Miami Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin says his time with the Dolphins was like a prison
On the other hand the franchise owner Stephen Ross stated that the manner in which the incident was handled by the Dolphins was commendable.
Martin had alleged that his fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito had threatened him for his life and the other teammates had been continually picking on him. Incognito ended up getting suspended for the rest of the season following talks with the teams in which both agreed.
Martin said that he was a veteran NFL player and locker room atmosphere was not a problem for him to handle. It was the persistence of the foul language that caused headaches and feeling helpless to resolve it made him choose the decision to bring the matter up.
“I’m a grown man. I’ve been in locker rooms. There’s vulgar language used in locker rooms. One instance doesn’t bother me. It’s the persistence of it,” Martin said. “I wish I would have had more tools to solve my situation. I felt trapped, like I didn’t have a way to make it right.”
The task of heading an investigation to find what really happened was given to New York attorney Ted Wells who is currently investigating the matter. The final report about it all will be released after the Super Bowl has been played.
When Ross was asked whether Incognito would still be a part of the team he was reluctant to give a straight answer to it.
“I don’t believe so — well, I can’t say that,” Ross said, adding with a chuckle, “Therefore, I retract that.”