The Miami Dolphins (and by extension all of the NFL) have a problem on their hands after a rift between two teammates exploded in accusations of racially-loaded harassment and abuse that led one player to leave the team the other to be suspended.
(Update, 3:41 p.m.: The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Incognito will be cut from the Dolphins after the NFL completes its full review of the situation, per a Dolphins team source. "There are procedures in place and everyone wants to be fair. The NFL is involved. But from a club perspective he'll never play another game here," the source said.)
Last week, Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin (right) abruptly left the team after an "incident" with his fellow player in the team's lunchroom, that reportedly sparked some "emotional issues" for Martin. Fellow lineman Richie Incognito (above) was later identified as the source of Martin's torment, but it wasn't just some simple "ribbing" that caused Martin to snap. Incognito has apparently routinely bullied the second-year player until he had finally had enough. Days after Martin's absence, Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins, while Martin reportedly remains in therapy in California. The team and the NFL are now separately investigating the damaging, disturbing relationship between the two lineman.