In our society sports seem to be one of the major forms of entertainment; especially if you are born and raised in the New England area. Riots have a risen from sports, cars have been tipped in celebration from home teams winning and the players in the game are over-paid and titled role models for our youth. As there has been many sport stars in the past that been accused or caught in the act of using steroids such as Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, A-Rod and so goes on the never ending list; we also can’t forget the horrible incident back in the late 80’s when upcoming star Len Bias overdosed on Cocaine. So the main question is, are our healthy athletic sport players truly role models? Well after the Red Sox win of the World Series- you would think so- but lets take a look at what has been going on down in Miami with the Dolphins.
The dirtiest player of the game Richie Incognito has stirred up some controversy lately with being labeled as a bully towards teammate Jonathan Martin. The two play for the Miami Dolphins and let me tell you this- they’re both acting like they have the brain capacity of a dolphin. Such issues the two have had between each other have been sending each other threatening and violent text messages, though Incognito claims that the two are “good friends”, it seems like it is in the norm to leave a voicemail full of death threats and call them racial slurs to your best-friend now a days. I feel like I could be Columbo, take the masks off you meathead clowns, cause I know I just didn’t go to the bathroom yet I still smell a bunch of sh**. Some rumors float around about the coaches wanting Incognito to toughen up Martin but Incognito had no comment.
Stephen Ross, the Miami’s Dolphin owner, has delayed his meeting with team player Jonathan Martin until after an NFL investigator talks to him. Though Ross claims he wants to, “get down to the bottom of this”, yet he keeps delaying on meeting up with Martin. Ross wants to figure out why Martin left the Dolphins, if it isn’t already obvious enough throw the guy a sign, Ross comes off sounding like a high school counselor.
Almost a week ago from today, Thursday, Martin was physically attacked by un-named teammates before Incognitos interview aired on CBS that same night. Is there a sense of competition between the two team players? Do you think Incognito is trying to play “saving face”? What do you think should happen to the two players? Do you think the NFL is handling it appropriately? I’m sure this has happened before in the NFL, but why do you think this incident has caused such publicity? With the racist comments and threats, should Incognito be thrown out of the league? Do you think Incognito will be hired for a different team? If he stays in the NFL league. If somebody could- please throw Martin a pair of boxing gloves and maybe Tyson or Mayweather and give Martin a help in solving his own problems. Folks, we are paying these guys or should I dare to say “kids”, millions of dollars to come off as poor role models and grown men that can’t even handle situations within their own hands..Comments are welcomed.