Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was subjected to "a pattern of harassment" that included racial slurs and vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three teammates, according to a report released Friday by NFL investigator Ted Wells. The page report said Richie Incognito , who was suspended by the team in November, and fellow offensive linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey harassed Martin. Another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer also routinely came under attack, the investigation found. Neither was named in the report. Martin's agent, Kenneth Zuckerman, said his client feels "vindicated" by the report and plans to resume his football career.
I was openly gay on my high school team and heard slurs all the time
Subject: Football Team Paddling. Author: Matt Wimberley. In the rural Tennessee school system that I attended, the teachers used the paddle to keep unruly students in line. I was paddled at school a few times during each grade, but the worst was by far the last one I got my senior year. I was on the football team and we had used one of the school buses to travel to a neighboring town to play on Friday night.
There has never been anyone who has been publicly out as gay or bisexual while playing in the National Football League NFL. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft , and thus became the first publicly gay player drafted in the league, but was released before the start of the regular season. He became the first publicly gay player to play in the Canadian Football League in August In college football , Division III player Conner Mertens came out as bisexual in January , becoming the first active college football player at any level to publicly come out as bisexual. Armed Forces until