Dolphins’ culture out of control

 

The conclusion in the Wells report cannot be a surprise to anyone. The behavior that occurred in the Dolphins’ locker room isn’t an exception, but most likely the norm in the NFL. It is inexcusable for a teammate to treat or speak to another in such crude fashion. But it is another example of how athletes are exceptions to the rules.

Once such bullying was in the open, the ultimate ruling was the only direction that the NFL could or would go. Given the media attention on this issue and on bullying in general, the NFL needed to show that this type of behavior would not be tolerated.

Are the Dolphins the scapegoat? Definitely. Being a diehard Dolphins fan for years, sure I wish that this story was happening to another NFL team, but I do hope it changes this culture that obviously is out of control.

Debbie Graper, Cutler Bay

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