Source: Dolphins Coaches Knew Of Hazing, Felt It Would ‘Toughen Up’ Martin

Source: Fox Sports

Miami Dolphins coaches knew that veterans were hazing lineman Jonathan Martin and other young teammates, and allowed it because they believed it would toughen up the players, FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday.

“Code Red” is a term popularized by the film “A Few Good Men” that referred to the authorized hazing of underperforming Marines in order to toughen them up.

The league is investigating the relationship Incognito had with Martin, who left the team last week because of emotional issues. Richie Incognito was suspended indefinitely by coach Joe Philbin for his treatment of Martin.

“As the representative organization of all players, the NFLPA will insist on a fair investigation for all involved,” the union said in a statement Tuesday that included no condemnation of Incognito’s conduct.

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  • E_Joyce

    These are grown men. Paid to be in professional sports. What part of that
    merits hazing and abuse? Does such behavior make them better players?