Jonathan Martin Scandal
Less than three years after he was picked in the second round of the NFL Draft, Jonathan Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional seventh-round pick that is only given to Miami if Martin is on the roster.
Thursday, an attorney for former Miami Dolphins trainer Kevin O’Neill said his client was improperly singled out to appease a “public outcry for action” after the release of the Ted Wells report.
While most of the stories surrounding the text messages between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito have focused on the relationship between the two players, a secondary issue could put both players at risk of further suspension.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has played his last down for the team as he will remain suspended with pay for the rest of the season for his part in the Jonathan Martin saga, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
As the Miami Dolphins story has exploded into the national conscience over the past few days, people inside and outside of the sports world have taken sides. But when it comes to players and former players, most are taking the side of Richie Incognito.