In light of the messy alleged bullying situation involving Miami Dolphins' offensive linemen Jonathan Martin, which has thus far resulted in the suspension of Miami's Richie Incognito, here is some of the reaction to the story today from around the New York Giants.
Here is a series of tweets from former NFL offensive lineman Roman Oben, who currently co-hosts Giants shown on MSG and CBS local stations. I can't support much of what Oben wrote.
I don't care if it's the 80's, 90's, or new melinium, you get bullied in an NFL lockeroom only if you "allow" it to happen— Roman Oben (@R_Oben) November 4, 2013
6'5 315lb NFL offensive tackle & allows himself to get emotionally abused by a vet in his meeting room...for 2yrs? #Cmonson— Roman Oben (@R_Oben) November 4, 2013
No form of ignorant behavior is acceptable but this shoulda been squashed much sonner, period!— Roman Oben (@R_Oben) November 4, 2013
If I had $1 for every time folks asked: "Hey Roman - does that REALLY happen in an NFL lockeroom?"..umm YES & then some. Smh— Roman Oben (@R_Oben) November 4, 2013
From former Giants Super Bowl MVP Ottis Anderson:
Football is a team sport. Everyone needs to work together to be successful. This went on how long? And why are we just hearing about it?— Ottis OJ Anderson (@OJAnderson24) November 4, 2013
Having been dunked in a cold tub by Jason Pierre-Paul during training camp in 2012, Giants' cornerback Prince Amukamara was a logical person for reporters to ask about locker-room mistreatment.
Prince Amukamara: "Last year with what I went through ... it wasn't bullying at all. It was just fun in the locker room." #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) November 4, 2013
Prince said the mood around #NFL is that "everyone is a grown person" and should take care of themselves.— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) November 4, 2013
Giants' 2013 first-round pick Justin Pugh said there have been no over-the-top issues between him and other members of the team's offensive line.
Pugh said he picked up the tab for the o-line dinner the first time they went out this season. Since then it's rotated.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) November 4, 2013