Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left his team midway through the season, said bullying within the Miami locker room was so overwhelming that he “felt trapped.” "I'm a man. I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms. There's vulgar language in locker rooms," Martin told first-year Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee Tony Dungy in his first interview since leaving the Dolphins. "One instance doesn't bother me," he continued in a clip released by NBC on Tuesday. "It's the persistence of it. I wish I would have had more tools to solve my situation. “I felt trapped like I didn't have a way to make it right. And it came down to the point where, you know, I thought it was best just to remove myself from the situation.” The NFL began an investigation into the team after his allegations of bullying within the organization, the results of which will be released after the Super Bowl. Guard Richie Incognito, identified by Martin as one of his tormentors, was suspended from the team by Coach Joe Philbin on Nov. 3. Incognito admitted to sending inappropriate text messages and voicemails using the N-word to Martin, during an interview with Fox’s Jay Glazer on Nov. 10.
Jonathan Martin says he 'felt trapped' by bullying in Miami
Baltimore Sun | Jan 29