EX-PLAYERS WONDER WHY NO COACHES OR PLAYERS INTERVENED IN DOLPHINS CASE - A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left bo…th players sidelined and the team in turmoil.

The ongoing saga has raised questions about whether coach Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in allowing issues between Martin and Incognito to fester. Current and ex-players around the NFL say the situation reflects a lack of leadership because teammates of Martin and Incognito didn’t intervene.

NFL officials are trying to determine who knew what when, and whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin. A second-year tackle from Stanford, Martin left the team last week and is with his family in California to undergo counseling for emotional issues. Incognito has been suspended indefinitely.

The team built by Philbin and general manager Jeff Ireland has undergone heavy roster turnover after losing records each of the past four years. Of the 53 players on the squad, 20 are new to Miami this season.

“That’s the one thing I’ve heard from every single former player … there’s a lack of leadership,” said Jimmy Cefalo, a former Dolphins receiver and now their play-by-play announcer. “They might step in with Richie and say, ‘Look, this has got to change.’”

The Dolphins’ oldest player, 34-year-old John Denney, is a long snapper who sees little action. The second-oldest, 34-year-old Bryant McKinnie, has been with the team less than three weeks. The third-oldest, 31-year-old Tyson Clabo, joined the Dolphins this year.

In 2012 the team’s player leadership council included Reggie Bush, Karlos Dansby and Jake Long, all of whom left after last season. Their replacements were second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, newcomer Dannell Ellerbe — and Incognito.

Incognito’s harassment of Martin included text messages that were racist and threatening, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven’t disclosed the nature of the misconduct that led to Incognito’s suspension.

An assertive veteran might have prevented any problems from escalating, said former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson, now an analyst with NFL Network.

“In every locker room there are jerks; we all have them,” Tomlinson said. “But at the same time, there are always guys that can go and talk to that jerk and say, ‘You’re going overboard.’ My problem is Miami doesn’t have that guy. …

“If you’re a player in that locker room, there has to be someone there to be able to step up and help that guy. You know the personnel of the guys in your locker room a lot of times — the leaders do — and if a guy can’t defend himself and isn’t capable of standing up for himself, it is up to the guys in that locker room to say, ‘Hey man, let’s not go there’ or ‘You’re going too far.’”

Also under scrutiny is the role of offensive line coach Jim Turner, a former Marine Corps infantry officer who is in his first NFL job. It was his job to groom Martin, a second-round draft choice from Stanford who won a starting job as a rookie last year but developed a reputation for lacking toughness.

The Dolphins this week canceled a scheduled interview session with Turner. (Photo: Associated Press)

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What We're Reading: April

What We’re Reading: April

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
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I spent a lot of time on the road giving history talks this past few months, and when I get to different cities I like to browse the bookstores looking for audio books. I need them for those those stimulating drives to Phoenix, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City.

I was delighted to find Erik Larson’s new book, Dead Wake:…

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REPORT: NFL’S BULLYING INVESTIGATION TO FOCUS ON DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE COACH JIM TURNER - Following a seven-hour meeting in Manhattan Friday between Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin and NFL independent investigator Ted Wells, th…e NFL’s investigation is reportedly eyeing the team’s offensive line coach, Jim Turner.

ESPN reported Sunday that Turner is a “person of interest” to the league, that Turner has a reputation for “using loud, insulting and profane language with the players,” and Turner would “insult, bully and pile it on” Martin, ESPN sources said. The NFL wants to speak with Turner, who has a military background, regarding the violent culture that has subsisted within Miami’s offensive line, the report said. The investigation reportedly is set to include Miami’s coaching staff and front office and it could be weeks before the results are made public.

Pro Football Talk reported Sunday that Wells will begin meeting with Dolphins players “Monday and/or Tuesday.”

Martin, who left the Dolphins more than two weeks ago amid claims he was harassed by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other teammates, read a prepared statement to reporters after his lengthy meeting with Wells Friday in which he said he wants to continue playing football, though he didn’t say whether or not he would return to the Dolphins.

Although I went into great detail with Mr. Wells and his team, I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time,“ Martin said.
Come See Us at The Tucson Festival of Books

Come See Us at The Tucson Festival of Books

It’s our favorite season in the Old Pueblo — spring flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, the Wildcats are off to the Big Dance, and it’s time for The Tucson Festival of Books,everybody’s favorite gathering for two days of books, food, music, learning, and shopping. Rio Nuevo (booth 110) and Treasure Chest Books (booth 113) will be there once again with a full schedule of author…

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Students with Diabetes 2014 National Conference

Registration is open through May 23, 2014, for the Students with Diabetes 2014 National Conference. Space is limited, so register now! You can click here to register! 

The conference, in its 4th year, is poised to break all records with attendance this year and we couldn’t be happier. 

If you are between the ages of 18-30ish and live with diabetes, THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU! This year’s conference will be held in Tampa, Florida from June 6 - June 8, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Westshore Tampa Airport Hotel. 

We have an amazing schedule planned! You won’t want to miss Actor Jim Turner as he presents his One-Man Show on Friday night. Blogger Mike Lawson of the Diabetes Hands Foundation will open Saturday morning with Diabetes humor and Saturday afternoon, Joe Solowiejczek, and Dr. Ed Damiano, the inventor of the Bionic Pancreas, will present. Sunday will be memorable, as renowned speaker Ty will share leadership lessons to motivate us all. 

Other things to expect from the conference: 

  • The opportunity to network with other young adults living with T1D
  • A chance to learn about the latest diabetes research and technology
  • Ways to earn extra money by participating in fun research (you can get $40 back!)
  • A time to interact with vendors and see “what’s cool” in diabetes.

You can register online at www.studentswithdiabetes.com. Remember, space is limited!

If you have any questions, visit www.studentswithdiabetes.com


Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA
Founder, Students with Diabetes

Bewitched Movie Theater

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Michael Caine
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Warren Allman interviews anthropologist Jim Turner about Mayan civilization