It seems like there is a new sexual harassment allegation bombshell each day in the world of media, politics, and entertainment
One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.
"It nearly destroys you, many times, not fitting in."
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun Philbin promised he'll stay on top of things going forward. Follow me
Bullying behavior might be more pervasive in professional sports than in the general population, because athletes are conditioned early on to learn that a legion of admirers will coddle them and cater to their needs.
A few key names to consider: Richie Incognito, Chris Christie, Michael Dunn; the Baruch College fraternity boys. What do they have in common, this odd group of disparate males? Bullying. Unacceptably aggressive behavior. "Boys will be boys" mentality. Yes, it's a motley crew.
People have said that the harassment may have stopped had Martin used his 6'5" 312 pound frame to body slam the bullies. But, let's be honest for a second.
According to the report, Martin sent the following list to a friend on May 6, 2013 in a text message as he grew frustrated
Dear Jon Martin..... The truth is going to bury you and your entire "camp". You could have told the truth the entire time
Richard Sherman, Jonathan Martin, and Society's Failure to Acknowledge the Multidimensionality of Black Men
Ironically, the same folk that are calling Sherman a thug are the same folk that called Jonathan Martin a "sissy" for taking a professional and personal stand against harassment.