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Terrelle Pryor compliments Jonathan Martin for 'being a man'

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09:04 PM ET 11.07 | With the Jonathan Martin ??? Richie Incognito situation taking center stage in the NFL world, many of the Miami Dolphins players have come forward to defend Incognito and question Martin for the way that he has handling the situation. This has drummed up a conversation about the mentality inside of the NFL locker room, but there is at least one player who applauded Martin for taking the high world and handling the situation with class. The entire discussion about Jonathan Martin needing to "man up" was getting a bit ridiculous, so it was nice to see a player speak out on his behalf with kind words. Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor spoke to the media about the situation, and he stated that he believes Martin handled things like a man.

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November 7, 2013  09:33 PM ET

Handling the situation like a man would mean that both RI & JM would be getting ready for their next game.

I don't agree with the hazing and bullying of rookies that goes on - this is a tradition that started when players had to work jobs in the off-season selling cars and insurance or working in a family business to make ends meet. These are now million dollar per year employees (give or take), and frat house pranks no longer have a place yet the GM's and coaches on many teams have let the bygone tradition continue at the detriment of their organizations.

Martin handled immature behavior with an immature response.

November 7, 2013  09:37 PM ET

I agree, Terrelle.

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November 7, 2013  11:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Handling the situation like a man would mean that both RI & JM would be getting ready for their next game.I don't agree with the hazing and bullying of rookies that goes on - this is a tradition that started when players had to work jobs in the off-season selling cars and insurance or working in a family business to make ends meet. These are now million dollar per year employees (give or take), and frat house pranks no longer have a place yet the GM's and coaches on many teams have let the bygone tradition continue at the detriment of their organizations.Martin handled immature behavior with an immature response.

Totally agree with you. What happened to Martin was horrible and went way beyond the line but being a man, a mature man, means dealing with the issue head on. This doesn't mean fighting fire with fire, but standing up to bullies and telling them it is unacceptable. He had resources to deal with it.

November 8, 2013  12:17 AM ET

Starting to look like they are both **** bags

November 8, 2013  02:23 AM ET

After the outpouring of support for Incognito by numerous NFL players I can appreciate Pryor going against the grain and actually showing respect for the victim.

November 8, 2013  02:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Martin handled immature behavior with an immature response.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but it's sort of unfair to criticize the victim for the way he handled the alleged abuse.

November 8, 2013  02:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Totally agree with you. What happened to Martin was horrible and went way beyond the line but being a man, a mature man, means dealing with the issue head on. This doesn't mean fighting fire with fire, but standing up to bullies and telling them it is unacceptable. He had resources to deal with it.

I would say Martin's actions led to the desired result. He may not have responded in the way you believe you would have but that doesn't necessarily make him any less of a man.

I don't understand why so many people want to shift blame or partial blame to the victim. Martin's response to the bullying shouldn't be the headline of this story, even if your personal opinion is that he's weak or immature or not a real man, or whatever.

At the end of the day the alleged bully or bullies are responsible for everything that's happened since they initiated the entire chain of events.

November 8, 2013  06:53 AM ET

Lots of blame on both sides of this. No one comes off looking good. Sad but two careers destroyed.

November 8, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Handling the situation like a man would mean that both RI & JM would be getting ready for their next game.I don't agree with the hazing and bullying of rookies that goes on - this is a tradition that started when players had to work jobs in the off-season selling cars and insurance or working in a family business to make ends meet. These are now million dollar per year employees (give or take), and frat house pranks no longer have a place yet the GM's and coaches on many teams have let the bygone tradition continue at the detriment of their organizations.Martin handled immature behavior with an immature response.

Walking away is the "immature" response? Please, please, please never have children.

And if you do, please let me know where you live before their high school becomes the next Columbine.

All of this "man up" talk is just silly. 1 - Because people deal with things differently; 2 - Because people do not know the entirety of what was said, nor Martin's past that led him to reach his limit.

Point blank, if you were on the wrong side of town when you were a kid and jumped by 5 off-race kids; you would have a LIFELONG problem with racial slurs being thrown your way. If you were molested by an adult of the opposite sex when you were a child, you would have a LIFELONG problem with relationships.

It's amazing how stupid you all sound just to be internet tough... If Icognito (or someone even remotely your size...) picked on you - you would walk away, guaranteed. Because the only people who say this crap on the internet are the people who do not have the "manhood" (as you all define it) to say it in real life.

November 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET

In just about every workplace in this country there is a code of conduct which address drug abuse, physical abuse and verbal abuse against fellow workers. We have seen teenagers abuse others online which have lead to those abused committing suicide. Some behavior should not be tolerated no matter what at especially at the ADULT LEVEL. Who are we to judge how a person even yourselves would be affected not walking everyday in your shoes. Grow up America. This could have gone horribly wrong maybe even ending in someones death.

November 8, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I am sick and tired of this story its all the talk about on TV and the Web .......just lock the two morons up in a room and let them settle it amungst themselfs - see who the last moron standing is.

November 8, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If you were molested by an adult of the opposite sex when you were a child, you would have a LIFELONG problem with relationships.

That was my dream but the big TA TA women wouldn't have nothing to do with me.......no problems here.

November 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Walking away is the "immature" response? Please, please, please never have children. And if you do, please let me know where you live before their high school becomes the next Columbine.All of this "man up" talk is just silly. 1 - Because people deal with things differently; 2 - Because people do not know the entirety of what was said, nor Martin's past that led him to reach his limit.Point blank, if you were on the wrong side of town when you were a kid and jumped by 5 off-race kids; you would have a LIFELONG problem with racial slurs being thrown your way. If you were molested by an adult of the opposite sex when you were a child, you would have a LIFELONG problem with relationships.It's amazing how stupid you all sound just to be internet tough... If Icognito (or someone even remotely your size...) picked on you - you would walk away, guaranteed. Because the only people who say this crap on the internet are the people who do not have the "manhood" (as you all define it) to say it in real life.

We'll said.



My generation handled things differently.


Today you never know what you're walking into. Better to walk away.

November 8, 2013  01:27 PM ET

I congratulate Martin for walking away instead of settling things with an AK-47. But that might just be what it takes to stop the Incognitos of this world.

November 8, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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We'll said. My generation handled things differently. Today you never know what you're walking into. Better to walk away.

Exactly. Iam not sure at what age I figured out there is always someone that fights better, shoots straighter or is willing to do whatever to win. Wal away, give it some thought and and plan your return. Who was it that said "revenge is best served cold" ?

November 8, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Walking away is the "immature" response? Please, please, please never have children. And if you do, please let me know where you live before their high school becomes the next Columbine.All of this "man up" talk is just silly. 1 - Because people deal with things differently; 2 - Because people do not know the entirety of what was said, nor Martin's past that led him to reach his limit.Point blank, if you were on the wrong side of town when you were a kid and jumped by 5 off-race kids; you would have a LIFELONG problem with racial slurs being thrown your way. If you were molested by an adult of the opposite sex when you were a child, you would have a LIFELONG problem with relationships.It's amazing how stupid you all sound just to be internet tough... If Icognito (or someone even remotely your size...) picked on you - you would walk away, guaranteed. Because the only people who say this crap on the internet are the people who do not have the "manhood" (as you all define it) to say it in real life.

Thank you sir. Well played.

November 8, 2013  06:15 PM ET

We seriously need a new story.

November 8, 2013  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

We seriously need a new story.

I'm feeling bullied by the mods with this constant bombardment.

 
November 8, 2013  11:29 PM ET

very strange situation, need to wait to all the facts come out

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