Dolphins Suspend Richie Incognito As Bullying Scandal Reveals Veteran Players Made Rookies Pick Up $30K Dinner Tab

Dolphins Suspend Richie Incognito As Bullying Scandal Reveals Veteran Players Made Rookies Pick Up $30K Dinner Tab
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Bullying has been a concerning topic of discussion for years now, and it appears that it’s reaching new levels, beyond a commonplace of youths and into professional sports and in business.

Miami Dolphins starting left tackle Jonathan Martin left the team before their Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals when he had enough of the abuse and went AWOL.

While it was unclear what the exact issue was, we know that teammates played a prank on him during a team lunch, when they all left the table as he joined in to sit with them. He threw his tray to the floor and hasn’t been with the team since.

More reports surfaced that teammates would bully him on a constant basis, calling him “Big Weirdo” and pretty much making his life a living hell. The Dolphins organization made a bold move by suspending Pro Bowl lineman Richie Incognito for his role in Martin’s departure, as this entire situation has spiraled out of control.

He’s reportedly the ring leader behind all of the bullying and nicknames, and he even made Martin pay $15K for his recent trip to Las Vegas, according to Black Sports Online. Watch the video below to get a better idea of what kind of guy Richie is.

Now, more reports have surfaced of what the atmosphere is like down in Miami, as rookies are now accusing veterans like Incognito for making them pay super expensive dinner bills and pretty much using them like “ATMs.”

According to Adam Beasley from the Miami Herald, the vets recently had a group of rookies pick up a $30,000 tab, which has to hurt considering what those first-year contracts look like.

Beasley even went on to say that one rook has even “gone broke” because of this constant abuse. Dolphins defensive linemen Jared Odrick posted this dinner pic via Twitter earlier this month, and Will Davis confirmed the price tag in a tweet, as well.

We’re sure that this isn’t the only case of some of the older guys taking advantage of the rookies in the NFL, but come on. Times are harder for players in the league, especially those dealing with injury, so why put a financial hurting on players like this when you don’t need to?

Not only are these vets killing the team chemistry, but they’re also making life hard for guys who are just trying to take care of their families. Football is a team sport, and until they can fix this down in South Beach, these guys are never going to win a title. Well, that and because Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback.

H/T: NESN, Top Photo Courtesy of: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

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