Found November 07, 2013 on The Sports Post:
The original news regarding Jonathan Martin quitting football because he was bullied was almost an Onion headline. I mean, we knew the Dolphins were soft - they had lost four of five games at the time - but walking away because of name-calling is a bit much. But as the details came out, this story became much more than name-calling and ribbing. It was vicious and harmful. We found out that Martin was subjected to physical threats and racial abuse, and that it might go deeper than just Richie Incognito. Hazing and bullying are common for exclusive male-only groups. From bands to sports teams to college fraternities, the youngest members are expected to do the majority of the grunt work and show a certain amount of respect to the older members in hope of building respect for the organization and understanding its importance. Hazing is also supposed to instill a certain sense of toughness, brotherhood, and self-reliance in the younger members. Whether it actually does is up for debat...
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