ASHBURN, Va. (WPGC) — Like many coaches and executives in the National Football League, the situation inside the Miami Dolphins locker room is foreign to Mike Shanahan.
The Washington Redskins coach has patrolled sidelines in one capacity or another since the mid-1970’s and has never once experienced anything quite like what Richie Incognito has allegedly done to teammate Jonathan Martin.
Shanahan wouldn’t stand for it.
“Some people have hazing, other people don’t,” Shanahan said Monday. “I’ve never been much into hazing – just the opposite. You want these guys to feel comfortable even though they do have to carry shoulder pads and things along those lines. But everybody treats (rookies) a little bit different.”
The Dolphins levied an indefinite suspension against Incognito late Sunday night for his alleged treatment of Martin, a second year player from Stanford. On Monday, multiple reports stated Incognito sent racially charged and threatening text messages to his teammate.
Incognito referred to Martin as a “half n***er” in one text according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Incognito is white while Martin is bi-racial.
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