In recent news Miami Dolphins tackle Richie Incognito is being blown up as bullying Miami Dolphins guard Jonathan Martin. When the story first broke people in football and fans were bashing on Incognito by calling him a racist bully. In the most recent news of the story teammates of both Incognito and Martin say that the two were best friends and were almost like brothers.
Dolphins tackle Tyson Clabo took Incognito’s side by saying,
“I think that if you have a problem with somebody — a legitimate problem with somebody — you should say, ‘hey, I have a problem with this,’ and stand up and be a man, I don’t know why he’s doing this. The only person who knows why is Jonathan Martin.”
There has been other players in the league that have been taking his side as well. Safety Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants said,
“Was Richie Incognito wrong? Absolutely,” Rolle said during his weekly radio appearance on WFAN Tuesday. “But I think the other guy is just as much to blame as Richie because he allowed it to happen.”
Dolphins players said the following in the interview,
“They don’t feel as if he’s a racist, they don’t feel as if he picked on Jonathan repeatedly and bullied him, but if they could do it all over again there would be situations that they might change but they’re very, very comfortable with Richie,” Carter reported on Wednesday, via the Sun Sentinel. “They think it’s sad, not only that Jonathan’s not on the football team, but also that Richie is being depicted as a bigot and as a racist.”
An unnamed teammate also called him an “honorary black man.” One teammate also said that they like Jonathan Martin but love Richie Incognito.
Click here to see the video on the latest of the Miami Dolphins situation http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9937464/miami-dolphins-players-support-richie-incognito
On a better story in football, a Michigan middle school football team named the Olivet Eagles made one kid have a day to remember. Keith Orr who is a special needs kid who attends Olivet middle school scored a touchdown in a football game and his first carry ever. The Olivet middle school team ran a play to not score intentionally, then they put in Keith to score a touchdown.
I do not think these two stories have anything alike or even should be together. They just happened to be on the same day and were in the news a lot.