MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami Dolphins aren’t playing, but they are generating plenty of conversation among football fans.
At the Doral Ale House, opinions were mixed as to whether Richie Incognito’s alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin went too far.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 3,312 Additional Cases, 83 Deaths Reported; Broward Surpasses 200K Case
“I think that grown men should be able to handle themselves behind locker room doors,” said Jessica Metzel.
Danny Garcia said, “People should be respectful of each other, but at the same time it’s a rough and tough sport and we’ve asked these guys to dial back and be a little more sensitive and they should be allowed to be a little more rough and tough.” Garcia added he thinks Incognito’s suspension could hurt the team.”I think he’s been a key element to that team and I think it would be a loss for him just because of something that he said.”READ MORE: Florida City Federally-Funded Site Clearing Up Vaccination Frustration Issues
Jay Bragg thinks the Dolphins did the right thing by suspending Incognito. “I know that kind of behavior wouldn’t be tolerated in my workplace. With the exposure you have out there it’s probably not a good thing either not a good thing for the NFL, not a good thing for the Dolphins I wouldn’t think either,” said Bragg.
Former ‘Fins fondly remembered their days with the Dolphins and suggested this situation is likely taking a toll on the team.
Twan Russell recalled, “When I played football it was a great time for me and a great camaraderie among all the guys.”MORE NEWS: Gov. DeSantis Says People 60 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning Next Week
Adewale Ogunleye said, “It’s probably trying for them. It’s a little bit of a distraction an unneeded distraction in the middle of the season, but the way locker rooms are it’s almost a fraternity but they’ll bound together and get it straightened out.”