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22 Biggest Sports Controversies of 2013

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Richie Incognito's Bullying Fiasco


Richie Incognito
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10/22

It's hard to grasp that a 300-pound NFL player could be the victim of bullying, but that's apparently what happened to Miami Dolphins second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin at the hands of fellow lineman Richie Incognito. What was originally described as Martin leaving the team due to an emotional breakdown soon became a story of aggressive hazing, borderline extortion, racial taunting, and threats of sexual abuse. Incognito is currently suspended indefinitely, while the Dolphins chose to put the absent Martin on its non-injury inactive list, ending his 2013 season. He hopes to return to the NFL on a different team next year. 


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