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Jonathan Martin details harassment from Dolphins teammates

Jonathan Martin

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Miami . (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Jonathan Martin, the offensive lineman who left the Miami Dolphins after he was harassed by teammates, has detailed some of that harassment, which he says went far beyond the normal razzing that teammates give each other.

“There was persistent comments of a racial nature, aggressive sexual comments related to my sister and my mother,” Martin said in his interview with Tony Dungy. “I’ve spoken to my former teammates in other locker rooms across the NFL and I asked them, does this stuff go on? Is this normal rooking hazing? The consensus was, this is not normal.”

Martin says he wasn’t the only victim of bullying in the Dolphins’ locker room. And Martin also says Richie Incognito, the teammate who was suspended for his role in the bullying, was not the only bully on the team. But Martin does say that he believes he was picked on more than the rest of his teammates, for reasons he never understood.

“There were other people that got it, too,” Martin said. “I can’t say why I may have gotten more.”

Martin’s full interview with Dungy will air today at 6:30 p.m. ET on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.