On the field the basic role of both offensive linemen, Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, of the Miami Dolphins team was to protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Now the role appears reversed, with these two linemen being the central characters in a bullying tale. Tannehill is defending both Incognito and Martin. As the saga unfolded on Wednesday the NFL has appointed a lawyer to look into the matter and check for any misconduct within the workplace in the team. Many Dolphins spoke out on the matter and a few of them questioned Martin’s motives.
According to them there is a certain way the offensive linemen treated one another. They added that no one is exempt from a little ribbing and it is generally done to lighten the mood in the room. Martin had left Dolphins after a lunchroom prank last week and remains absent. In the meanwhile, Incognito whose alleged used of racial slur possibly precipitated the matter, has been suspended. New York attorney Ted Wells has been appointed by NFL to dig into the matter as he has experience in high profile sports matters.