"I continue to be in touch with players in Miami, their representatives and player leadership, and I look forward to information that defines the full scope of the NFL’s investigation. Every NFL player should expect safe and professional working conditions. The NFLPA has taken steps to ensure that every one of our affected members is represented. It is our duty as a union to learn the full facts, protect the interests of players involved and hold management accountable to the highest standards of fairness and transparency." - DeMaurice Smith NFL Players Association Executive Director
Personally, my take is the Dolphins' brass and coaches are the ones to blame. They should have diffused this situation, unless they were behind it. How else could all of this go on?
Do you think Tom Coughlin would permit all of this nonsense? Or Rex Ryan, the ultimate players' coach? Hell, no.
Also, where's the veteran leadership in this locker room? Why is Joe Philbin handling the media crush all alone? Where's the owner? Where's the GM, Jeff Ireland? Did he really suggest that Martin physically attack Ingognito? Did the coaching staff tell Incognito to "toughen up" Martin? Answers, please.
Another angle....who's telling the truth and who's not? Are other parties involved?
Incognito, Martin and the players have to have their say for us to really get to the bottom of this mess, but it's clear the Dolphins' lack of controls led to an embarrassing chain of events here.
What's your take?