Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin: Attacks On Me Were ‘Personal’ And ‘Racial’

Source: Today Show / NBC News

Describing the alleged bullying that caused him to leave the Miami Dolphins this season, former offensive lineman Jonathan Martin told NBC Sports analyst and former NFL coach Tony Dungy that the attacks were both “personal” and “racial.”

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“There was persistent comments of a racial nature, aggressive sexual comments related to my sister and my mother,” Martin told Dungy in the interview, portions of which aired on TODAY Wednesday morning. “I’ve spoken to my former teammates in other locker rooms across the NFL and I asked them, does this stuff go on? Is this normal rooking hazing? The consensus was, this is not normal.”

The harassment was constant and extended beyond his rookie year, according to Martin. “I have no problem with the normal hazing that you see in the NFL. ‘Get a haircut,’ stuff like that, little pranks. The personal attacking nature, I don’t think there’s any place for that.”

The full interview airs on NBCSN’s “Pro Football Talk” Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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