Jonathan Martin Is Courageous to Take Stand Against Reported Teammate Bullying

November 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin showed courage—not cowardice—by standing up for himself after reportedly being bullied by teammates.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1 reports that Martin doesn't lack any passion for football, but that the organizational environment was too overwhelming to handle any longer:
...What a source told FOX Sports was an abusive environment that developed during Martin's 1 1/2 seasons with the Dolphins led to him taking a personal leave of absence to spend time with his family.
A source said Martin has tried dealing with a slew of indignities that crossed into personal and family insults, including being bestowed with the nickname of "Big Weirdo."
Quitting on the Dolphins, well, that is a legitimate gripe some could have for Martin walking out on his team. However, Martin's leaving should not be categorized as quitting, but rather as an unabashed display of human vulnerability.
The mindset with which one approache...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments