Noto, Regardless of the leathery thickness of your skin, I think you have it backwards. The person in this scenario with actual clinical mental health issues is undoubtedly Richie Incognito. Emotional distress is NOT a mental health issue. Even a lay person such as yourself could, upon close examination of Incognitos long documented behavioral pattern, surmise that his transgressions (read: behavior acceptable neither in civilized society nor within the confines of the most brutal sport on earth) are not just a matter of being the average ass*ole but undoubtedly symptomatic of multiple clinical psychological/sociopathic issues.
Experts in the field are having a field day with this. Incognito is a walking textbook.
Is it surprising that Fat lil' Richie was teased and bullied as a child?
Is it surprising that Incognito is not married? Probably never been laid without paying for it.
The division on this subject and what Martin "should have done" or the question of toughness and/or Martin's sensitivity is analogous to arguing Religion or Politics. The most unreligious or unreasonable/illogical thing one can do is to dismiss another's belief system because it differs from their own. It's the exact same thing with this sh*t. People who can't understand the tack Martin chose dismiss such as weakness or the inability to confront and stand up for ones self and thus, while they may not agree with Incognitos behavior, are still finding Martin somehow culpable in all of this.
Do I believe that Martin confronting Incognito may have quelled this? Maybe... but given Incogs history, maybe not. And then where is Martin? Probably under more fire from fathead.
The standard for professionalism among professionals should be based on performance. Period ended.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck... It's a duck. Incognito is a sick **** and the Miami Dolphins are in big trouble for perpetuating this Jr. High behavior. Disgraceful and disrespectful to the game.
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