According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, members of the Miami Dolphins offensive line have been harassing Jonathan Martin, which is why he left the team and doesn’t plan on coming back any time soon. The “ring leader” has been identified as Richie Incognito, who’s the same person that has denied any wrongdoing in the situation.
Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin remains away from the team following an incident at the facility last week in which other members of the offensive line verbally harassed him, something that has been ongoing throughout his season-and-a-half there according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, according to sources, was “the ring-leader,” of the ongoing bullying, acting particularly “menacing” toward Martin, while center Mike Pouncey was also involved.
Martin has been getting harassed since he was drafted, according to the report.
Last week’s flare-up between Martin and his teammates, “was not an isolated incident — not even close,” one source said. “It’s been going on almost since they drafted him.” Other players on the team said it was fairly widely known within the team that the offensive linemen were hard on Martin, a second-round pick in 2012, and Martin has expressed his displeasure with the situation in the past. Last week, several Dolphins players denied there was any history of verbal abuse or bullying of Martin.