“Richie Incognito isn’t going to the Hall of Fame. He’s going to the Hall of Shame.”– Mike Ditka
The texts are too explicit to share. The tirade so malicious it’s an embarrassment to the NFL. And it’s just the first of what will probably prove to be many incidents of bullying in the Miami Dolphins organization.
This week, Richie Incognito, Pro Bowl Guard of the Miami Dolphins was indefinitely suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team”. It’s been revealed that he was sending threatening and racist texts to former teammate, Jonathan Martin. Due to the nature of his threats, Martin decided to leave the team. Not much was said at the time as to the true nature of his departure. But now it’s coming out.
And this isn’t his first time. Incognito has garnered a reputation in the NFL as one of the dirtiest players in the league. From eye gauging to illegal tackles, he’s practically assaulted players on the field to get results. Not to mention, the Dolphins have reprimanded him in the past regarding his behavior towards other employees.
From the looks of it, there is no future for Incognito with the Dolphins. Reports indicate he will be cut. And it doesn’t appear as though anyone wants to pick him up either. Employers really don’t want bullies on their team.
No Tolerance for Workplace Discrimination.
Workplace bullying and discrimination isn’t just limited to one office. It’s everywhere and shouldn’t be tolerated at any level. Even people as strong and physically imposing as pro football players can fall victim to it. Luckily, in this case the victim did something about it. He fought back – not with his fists, but with the law.
If you’ve fallen victim to workplace bullying and discrimination, stand up for yourself. Fight back. Contact Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A today. We’re here to protect your rights in the workplace.
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