Jonathan Martin Turns Down Opportunity to Return to the Dolphins

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Jonathan Martin wants to play in the NFL again. He just doesn't want to do it for the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins executives recently met with Martin's agent and presented a possible first step toward Martin's return to the team, but Martin decided he'd be better off going elsewhere.

See also: NFL Report: Incognito and Two Teammates "Engaged in Pattern of Harassment" Against Martin and Others

According to CBS Sports, Dolphins VP of football operations Dawn Aponte, general manager Dennis Hickey, and coach Joe Philbin met with Martin's agents at the NFL Combine. Hickey, the team's brand new GM, was apparently eager to see Martin return, but Martin's agents said that he wouldn't feel comfortable playing for the team.

Philbin remained more reserved during the meeting, but apparently communicated that he thought Martin's agents were responsible for much of the public controversy. According to the report, Philbin believes the incident could have been handled more privately.

However, one of Martin's agents told CBS Sports that their reports wasn't "even close" to the truth.

Of possible issue is the fact that if Martin returned to the Fins he'd still be playing under the terms of his rookie contract. If he was released from that contract it's possible he could sign with another team for more compensation.

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Ernie Torres
Ernie Torres

This is soooo stupid! There was no bullying going on. Martin is just soft. Yea I said it. I heard the messages. I'm a woman & I didn't find them that offensive. If he's gonna be that sensitive than maybe he shouldn't hang around men. Maybe he should join a book club out something. Butch up bro! Smdh...

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

Wow! Bullying is alive and well, I hope those making all these horrible comments do not have kids!

Mibalz Ezhari
Mibalz Ezhari

This was a forgone conclusion but, steps of pleasantry to be made by the Dolphins organization to save face. Best of luck wherever he ends up. This episode will stay will stay tacked to him for a decade.

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

Bitch ass motherfucka get off my team better yet get out of Florida......

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

^^ Clabo was pretty ineffective, perhaps even more so than Martin or Incognito. RI was actually the best of those 3 statistically.

Wendell Roundtree Sr.
Wendell Roundtree Sr.

If you wanna know the truth...really don't want either one of them back. They were the main reason Tannehill got the BRAKES beat off of him.

Clare Hartkorn-Taylor
Clare Hartkorn-Taylor

l think he'd be happy not playing this type of sport...may be he could be a high school or college coach of some kind or not...any way he's burned bridges with Miami football and the fan base...good by...

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Good.

Pack your pantiesand head back to the Hills of L.A.    I hear there is a Co-ed,Flag Football league there that is more your speed.

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