We have reported so often on bullying in america, but we never expected that some of the toughest men in the country would say it is happening to them. Professional football players and the accuser... See More
We have reported so often on bullying in america, but we never expected that some of the toughest men in the country would say it is happening to them. Professional football players and the accuser tonight is a 6'5" 312 pound defensive lineman. He says his teammate, this man, has made his life impossible. It has sparked a giant debate inside football and american homes. Matt gutman on the latest on this big league version of a modern american problem. Reporter: They are the biggest of men whose job it is to play rough. 6'3" 320 pound richie is one of the biggest and baddest. He calls himself the beast, was voted the birthiest player in the league and today the dolphins suspended him amid accusations that off the field he's a vicious bully. The nfl is going to conduct a review of the workplace and give as an organization our full and complete cooperation with the nfl. Reporter: His alleged target? His 300 pound teammate, second year player, jonathan martin, seen on the hbo series, hard knocks. Weird oh. Reporter: At any time officials are investigating whether he so tormented martin it forced him to leave the team. A hint of that also caught on HBOs HARD KNOCKS, BRAGGING ABOUT Hacking another player's ipad. You might want to check your facebobud. I was going to put something up there rude but then I saw the picture of your girlfriend and i felt bad. Reporter: Martin's treatment may have been far more vicious. Our partners at espn report incognito harassed him with a string of voice mails and texts, calling him the n word and saying he would kill him. Martin reportedly reached his breaking point last week when teammates refused to sit with him in the cafeteria. He's reportedly in treatment. Why did this incident explode? Because jonathan martin spoke up. It makes you wonder how many times guys in the league have been treated like this or similar and not said anything. Reporter: Richie incognito is fighting back, calling the acquisitions back and tweeting i want my name cleared. Ex coaches we spoke with say hazing is one thing but using racial slurs clearly crosses the line. Analysts say that if martin does decide to come back to the nfl he won't be met with jooers but sympathy. A lot of people say that took a lot of courage. Thank you so much.
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