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A Miami Dolphins coach: Bullying scandal 'overblown'

 
 
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during a preseason game against Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during a preseason game against Tampa Bay on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Though many – including Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross – believe the team’s bullying scandal is a grave issue, at least one Dolphins coach feels otherwise.

The coach was overheard saying outside the team’s training facility Wednesday: “This is the most overblown story.”

Then, making obvious what he was discussing, the coach added: “Everybody knows Richie [Incognito] has a past.”

Those remarks came in stark contrast to the tone struck by Ross on Monday night. Ross, who said he was “appalled” by reports of abuse, took the issue seriously enough to ask NFL special counselor Ted Wells to investigate his franchise.

He has also formed two committees to determine what needs to change inside the locker room.

Dolphins luminaries Don Shula, Dan Marino and Jason Taylor, along with respected coach Tony Dungy and Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin have agreed to craft a “21st century” code of conduct for the Dolphins.

Wells will reportedly sit down with Jonathan Martin to hear his side of the saga Friday in New York.

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