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The Situation in Miami

Postby ACW » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:38 pm

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jona ... lub-110313
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/99261 ... han-martin
Man, thank goodness Martin was able to walk away instead of doing something terrible. Sad situation. This goes beyond typical rookie hazing. And BTW, 30k may not SEEM like much to an NFL player, but for a rookie making the league minimum of 30k, that's like 3k on a 40k salary...not crippling, but not pocket change.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby welch » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:07 pm

And then this, from Deadspin:

Looks possible that Richie Incognito's father has been smearing Martin on a Dolphins board.

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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Countertrey » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:43 pm

Just despicable. Hazing, properly done, is an important team building activity... unfortunately, it requires the use of judgement...an all too rare commodity these days. Richie Incognito will likely disappear from the league... finally. Wouldn't be surprised to hear of criminal charges... what a jerk.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby SkinsJock » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:39 pm

Bill Polian tonight pointed out that hazing is NOT common in the NFL at all anymore and only a few franchises still 'participate' with this archaic activity

Incognito will very likely never play in the NFL again - what an absolute waste of a person this guy is

despicable behavior

how in the world did the other vets allow this pig to get away with this
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby yupchagee » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:51 pm

Incognito puts new meaning in the term "offensive" lineman.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby ACW » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:37 am

And even if hazing IS common, this goes FAR beyond it. Making a rookie pay for dinner? Fine. When that dinner is 30k? Not so much.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Countertrey » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:43 am

SkinsJock wrote:Bill Polian tonight pointed out that hazing is NOT common in the NFL at all anymore and only a few franchises still 'participate' with this archaic activity

Incognito will very likely never play in the NFL again - what an absolute waste of a person this guy is

despicable behavior

how in the world did the other vets allow this pig to get away with this
I don't understand why he would say this, but a large number of players interviewed over the past 18 hours clearly dispute that... Perhaps Bill is out of touch...
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Countertrey » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:46 am

ACW wrote:And even if hazing IS common, this goes FAR beyond it. Making a rookie pay for dinner? Fine. When that dinner is 30k? Not so much.

Clearly, this has crossed over to bullying at best, but more likely criminal harassment, extortion, or worse. I was blown away when Miami was desperate enough to pick up this ass hat... they are now reaping what they deserved... I don't feel bad for the franchise, in the least.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby SkinsJock » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:41 am

Countertrey wrote:
SkinsJock wrote:Bill Polian tonight pointed out that hazing is NOT common in the NFL at all anymore and only a few franchises still 'participate' with this archaic activity - Incognito will very likely never play in the NFL again - what an absolute waste of a person this guy is
I don't understand why he would say this, but a large number of players interviewed over the past 18 hours clearly dispute that... Perhaps Bill is out of touch...

He was on ESPN before the game … he clearly was downplaying the practice … from all accounts - I would agree that hazing is fairly common in the NFL

Bill may have been referring to franchises where hazing is perhaps a little 'stronger' …

I do not know …
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:55 am

1. Icognito is a POS. But that was already well known.
2. Martin... Martin is a pushover. No man is going to make me pay for his vacation.


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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Deadskins » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:06 pm

Hazing is making a rookie carry your helmet, or taping him to a goal post. What Incognito did isn't hazing, it's abuse.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby Deadskins » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:07 pm

Deadskins wrote:Hazing is making a rookie carry your helmet, sing a song, or taping him to a goal post. What Incognito did isn't hazing, it's abuse.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby ACW » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:34 pm

Deadskins wrote:
Deadskins wrote:Hazing is making a rookie carry your helmet, sing a song, or taping him to a goal post. What Incognito did isn't hazing, it's abuse.
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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby ACW » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:56 pm

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Re: The Situation in Miami

Postby welch » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:28 pm

A comment that caught my attention yesterday: someone in the NFL said, approximately, "Richie Incognito is tough as nails. He's the guy you want beside you in a bar-fight".

My off-beat thought: in 2004, when Incognito was messing around at one of the colleges where he didn't study, my daughter-in-law was at the most protected base in Iraq...where they were mortared for five minutes or so every night. Her comment? "Don't worry. A lot of people have it really bad". A mortar round bounced off her trailer one night and failed to explode. Her comment? "The EOD guys are awesome. It was touchy, but they detonated the thing and the worst we suffered was a lot of dirt flying. They are skilled and brave".

In 2007, our son was deployed and our daugter-in-law was up at 5am every morning, driving our infant grandson to the base day-care, then running with her unit for an hour, then working all day, then taking grandson home, feeding him, getting him to sleep, and preparing to do it again the next day.

My daughter-in-law and all the other Soldiers and Marines are "tough as nails". Unlike Richie Incognito, they don't get paid a million dollars a year, and they talk softly, they don't boast and they don't bully. This is not exactly NFL-related, but it helps me keep a perspective on what sports writers call "tough".

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