By now, you're well aware that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been suspended by the team for conduct detrimental after his teammate, Jonathan Martin, left the team due to intense bullying. And as more and more details come to light, it becomes harder and harder to believe that such vile could be spewed in an NFL locker-room with little or no attention paid to it.
"There's no place for this behavior in sports or any other business. Incognito's actions are inexcusable and not representative of the game," he tweeted. "You've got one time to say something foul to me then we need to talk, and get an understanding. Nip it in the bud!"
Of course, with this incident now in the public light, reporters were quick to swarm Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara and litter him with questions about last year's cold tub incident, which was shot by punter Steve Weatherford and posted online.
Prince maintains that it wasn't bullying and that the two situations are vastly different.
"Last year with what I went through … it wasn't bullying at all. It was just fun in the locker room," he said.
Prince added that everyone in the NFL is a grown man and should take care of themselves, but the sort of bullying Incognito dished out is far different from the light hazing you see in the Giants' locker-room — something rookie offensive lineman Justin Pugh can attest to.
"It’s just fun stuff,'' said Pugh. "You know you’re gonna come in, you know you’re gonna buy a dinner or bring a helmet in off the practice field, bring in the bags, it’s nothing where guys are constantly just attacking one person. Not anything like that.''
Pugh said that although a prank was played on him earlier this year, when David Diehl and Chris Snee presented him with a fake $10,000 dinner check, he has, in fact, paid upwards of $1,200 for a meal. Then again, he made it a point to note that all dinner checks rotate and that he's experienced nothing similar to what Martin has dealt with in Miami.
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