Thursday, November 7, 2013
Poll: Richie Incognito or Jonathan Martin?
By James Walker
The Miami Dolphins’ locker room has spoken. Miami’s veteran players took sides by providing overwhelming support for suspended Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito over second-year player Jonathan Martin.
Now, it’s your turn. Knowing what you know, who’s side are your taking: Incognito or Martin?
Did Incognito’s actions classify as harassment and misconduct? ESPN reported the transcript of Incognito using threats and racial slurs toward Martin. Was Martin correct to leave the team and report it the Dolphins, the NFL and NFLPA?
Or could Martin be perceived as soft and thin-skinned? Various Dolphins players were upset with the way Martin handled this situation. It has caused a national media firestorm and a suspension for one of Miami’s best offensive linemen. Was Incognito’s actions acceptable and a version of tough love in the NFL?
Using our SportsNation poll, cast your vote on the Incognito-Martin saga. You can also share thoughts in the comment section below or message me via Twitter @JamesWalkerNFL.