A "pattern of harassment" existed among several Miami Dolphins players, according to a report prompted by allegations that Richie Incognito bullied linemate Jonathan Martin. Comments from Twitter and Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:
The report was shocking in its detail, but what will the NFL do about it? Incognito should be dropped now.
Why ban Incognito? At this point, there are a limited number of locker rooms that will want him. The few that do will sign him to a low salary and watch him like a hawk. I don't think either Martin or Incognito will have much of a career at this point.
— Rick Goddard
If it's true what was said in that report, Incognito is a disgrace to the human race.
Bottom line: Football players get paid to win football games. Everything they do is judged by one criteria: Did it increase their team's ability to win games? When players are pulling pranks and bullying each other, they are wasting time and mental energy that should go into film study, lifting weights and working with their trainers and coaches.
— Daniel Mocsny
I suspect this particular case will make it easier for Michael Sam in the NFL. Sam is a prospective draft pick who recently announced he is gay. It might make life better for a lot of players in the NFL.
The size and strength of the human body has nothing to do with the ability to take mental abuse.
— Ken Bauer
I bet Tom Brady and Peyton Manning took their share of hazing; it's how players bond. And I can guarantee both aren't so weak-minded that they went home crying about it. That's why they're Hall-of-Fame-caliber players while Martin is a bust.
— Julia S Bigelow
The report is a disturbing indictment of Miami coaching staff who allowed this to occur. Coach Joe Philbin must be fired.