The Ever Changing NFL Bullying Story

Friday, November 08, 2013


The alleged bullying of Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito made headlines this week. Unlike the bullying stories the media usually report on, this case didn't involve teenagers on social media, and the narrative wasn't so clear cut. Brooke speaks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about how the story evolved throughout the week.


Mike Pesca

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Brooke Gladstone

Comments [4]

ceolaf from CT

I am no Mike Pesca fan, but he was a good interview here.

In fact, I wish there's been more in this piece. I think this is a more important story than OTM is giving it credit for. It goes to media depictions of masculinity on America's most popular TV show. Therefore, it has enormous implications for society.

And, I think Pesca understands this. I wish he'd gotten to explore it more.

Nov. 10 2013 09:09 PM
L W Calhoun from Atlanta

Just because some guy is 6'5" and 300 lbs doesn't mean he can't be bullied.

Jonathan Martín is a tough guy on the field where the rules specifically require it. He wasn't raised to be a tough guy off the field.

Many boys grow up in families that don't permit their sons to fight back, especially against a girl. But, they should at least teach it.

I blame the families that incapacitate their sons [and daughters] by not teaching them how to fight back.

Nov. 10 2013 04:53 PM
John from Bklyn

Imagine if there was this much coverage every time an NFL player assaulted their wife/girlfriend/"baby momma" (Too numerous to mention). Or was caught with an unlicensed gun and/or drugs in their car while driving drunk or high (Mike Goodson, and many, many more). Or lied to investigators about a double homicide then later paid a settlement to the victims families (Ray Lewis, now employed as an NFL analyst by ESPN). Or murdered someone (Aaron Hernandez).

Nov. 10 2013 11:58 AM
C from Jackson Heights

This woman talking about bullying is an idiot. She sounds like a bully herself.

Nov. 10 2013 10:46 AM

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