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NFL-commissioned report finds culture of intolerance in Miami Dolphins locker room
washingtonpost.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Kent Babb

Posted on 02/14/2014 3:53:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012

An inquiry into the Miami Dolphins’ workplace conditions found examples of harassment, racism, bullying, homophobia, and overall a culture of intolerance and meanness in one National Football League locker room — precisely the kind of image the league has been trying to put in its past.

The findings of lead investigator Ted Wells, appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, confirmed the role played by Dolphins player Richie Incognito in driving teammate Jonathan Martin away from the team last season. The report also implicated two other starting offensive linemen — John Jerry and Mike Pouncey — in what it described as a “pattern of harassment” directed at Martin as well as another young Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the team’s training staff.

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I have been a Dolphin fan since the inception of the franchise. This is really upsetting. What has happened to the NFL?
1 posted on 02/14/2014 3:53:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Anyone who has ever played football knows that you save your “culture of intolerance and meanness” for the gridiron. With homos now infiltrating the NFL, the locker room has to be a place of hugs, pink cleats and warm fuzzies.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 3:55:49 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s an insult to dolphins. Guess there will be a name change.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 3:57:54 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What has happened to the NFL?

someone talked


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:00:41 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Popular culture is determined to sissify us all.

There's nothing noble about acting like a broski in the locker room but this is getting ridiculous.

5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:01:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well now I know how those intolerant pigs won Superbowl XVII


6 posted on 02/14/2014 4:02:45 PM PST by golux
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To: golux

(LOL oink)


7 posted on 02/14/2014 4:03:40 PM PST by golux
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To: ilovesarah2012

8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:04:34 PM PST by Third Person
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To: ilovesarah2012
What has happened to the NFL?

The same thing that's happened to NASCAR, the Boy Scouts, and the military [to choose just three]. Men sit back and just take what they're given.

Stoicism has its limits.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 4:04:50 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because only Honkeys can be Racist.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 4:05:26 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Third Person

LOL I loved that show.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 4:05:41 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

This just in: Men banned from the NFL.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 4:06:30 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Same thing that has happened to America.

It’s become a nation of pussies being ruled by a bunch of pussy tyrants.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 4:15:28 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: All

“The same thing that’s happened to NASCAR, the Boy Scouts, and the military [to choose just three]. Men sit back and just take what they’re given.”

I work at a very large company. there is the black engineers club, the Asian American engineers club, latino club and gay and lesbian club.
and the white guys know to not dare say anything.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 4:15:34 PM PST by willywill
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To: ilovesarah2012; Third Person

(In unison)

HATED IT!!!!(lol)


15 posted on 02/14/2014 4:16:40 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The Bottle Nose Dolphin will be replaced by the Pufferfish, also known as the “Blowfish”!
Colors will be a ‘Marvelous Mauve” and “Heavenly Heliotrope”!
NFL will require a certain percentage of Cheerleaders to be of the Transgender variety.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 4:19:47 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I think the Dolphins should prove they are inclusive by drafting a gay defensive lineman in the first round.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 4:20:38 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: willywill

And that’s the problem-self censorship.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 4:30:00 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: willywill

My wife before she retired from a very

large factory used to come home often with

a story of having to attend one of those

stupid diversity classed again today.

The pressure from these groups must

cost American business Billions a year.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 4:30:37 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: BlueStateRightist

“South Park” recently spoofed the NFL on concussion issues. It was a funny episode.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 4:31:10 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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i don’t know but if J Martin took a stand or opened his mouth maybe this would’ve been nipped in the butt a long time ago....

its so wrong to beat your wife but if a wife is beaten and never stands up for herself or reports what’s happening, bad things are likely the outcome...


21 posted on 02/14/2014 5:00:40 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: ilovesarah2012
What has happened to the NFL?

Dey been chickified........

22 posted on 02/14/2014 5:03:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: GOYAKLA; EQAndyBuzz

23 posted on 02/14/2014 5:24:09 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: BlueStateRightist
"with the new 'no concussion' rules, we don't even need helmets."


24 posted on 02/14/2014 5:28:11 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Jonathan Martin has a culture of pussy-tude.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 5:40:09 PM PST by montag813
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"Jonathan Martin has a culture of pussy-tude."

No, he is laying the foundation for raking in BIG bucks. His mother is a prominent anti-harassment lawyer.

26 posted on 02/14/2014 6:38:54 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: GOYAKLA

I was rude writing about the changes but, YOU BE BAAAAD!


27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:56 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

More PC from the NFL. What are the players supposed to be tolerant of??

Why cannot people reject some behaviors, and favor some over others? Just a bunch of busy bodies and cry babies.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 7:54:18 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: willywill

Black engineers? Must be a very small group.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 4:27:58 AM PST by heye2monn
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