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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Some Dolphins feel like they're being shaken down for money Reply with quote

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The Dolphins have a mess on their hands with the Jonathan Martin situation.

And that may not be the only thing they need to clean up before things return to normal.

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald said there have been multiple issues, that if not exactly like the reported bullying and/or harrassment of Martin, are creating problems in the locker room.

He describes a culture of older players forcing younger teammates to pick up the tab, with one player being handed a bill for a $30,000 team dinner. “The veterans are using the younger players as an ATM, I’m told,” he reported.

He then retweeted a message from defensive tackle Jared Odrick which had a picture of a large dinner, with the message: “Everything tastes better when rookies pay for it.”

That dovetails with reports that Martin was somehow coerced into paying $15,000 toward a trip to Las Vegas that he didn’t attend.

To some degree, this kind of behavior is normal. Rookies have been buying doughnuts on Saturday mornings or lunch on Fridays or an end-of-year dinner for their position groups as long as there have been teams and rookies.

But if some players are getting carried away with the South Beach lifestyle, as Beasley suggests, then it’s clearly an issue the Dolphins need to address.



http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/03/report-martins-not-the-only-dolphin-feeling-pressured/

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....the Dolphins locker room sounds like a grade school playground. Philbin needs to intervene and tell these guys to grow the up.

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Incognito's response to allegations of bullying his teammates is to bully Adam Schefter on twitter

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"One young defensive player, whose privacy I'm protecting, has literally gone broke because he's been pressured to pay for older players."

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Sticking rookies with a $30,000 dinner bill? And from the looks of it guys like Odrick were bragging about it later. Pretty weak.

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Playing jokes on Rookies is fine, but mentally breaking down the future of your team in an already high pressure environment isn't anywhere near ok.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. Nobody cared when Odrick tweeted this whenever he did. In hindsight, they could have been kinder to Martin and probably to other players. But this is a competitive job where you don't have time to worry about everyone else's feelings. These rookie dinners are probably pretty common. I don't know if it's right and maybe something needs to change, but this is a clear case of the media trying to build a storyline of mistreatment where there is no real evidence of that so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This happens on every team.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The run away train called the media awww yes
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15k for a trip one doesn't attend doesn't happen on every team...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some reports that incognito has sent threating texts and voice mails to Martin. this is going to get worse. The dolphins have suspended incognito
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickle wrote:
This happens on every team.


It absolutely does, and multiple players have said the bill was split.


fishfan4life wrote:
The run away train called the media awww yes


ALLLLLLLLL ABOARD *CHOOOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOO*


The 15k for a Vegas trip is the one I'm most keen to hear details about.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESPN fanning the fire of their choosing...

Trust me, after going through it with the Ohio State situation, it can get really commical.

Shefter's already talking about how deep and bad this is going to get for the Dolphins!!!!
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