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Jonathan Martin tells parents
upbringing at ´soft schools´ hurt him

USA Today, by Nate Davis

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/14/2014 4:59:20 PM

Jonathan Martin was a man in turmoil, his depression only fueled by harassment from some of his Miami Dolphins teammates. In a 144-page independent report released Friday by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells, Martin is portrayed as a man who couldn´t figure out how to best interact within his own locker room, struggled to reconcile his relationship with football, was driven to drink by his poor play and even twice contemplated suicide in 2013. (Snip)Being the object of such behavior would bother most people, but Martin seems to have been more vulnerable than most. He frequently self-diagnosed depression and had been

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This article is highly revelatory of Jonathan Martin´s problem. And his absolute cluelessness about its cause: his self-absorption, his hypersensitivity, and his penchant for blaming everyone else in his life - including hisi parents, his schools, his fellow students, his teammates - for his poor feelings about himself.

Pathetic.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/14/2014 5:20:42 PM     (No. 9732891)

It should be noted that, although Incognito is white, the other two linemen implicated by Martin - Pouncey and Jerry - are black.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mildred, 2/14/2014 5:37:39 PM     (No. 9732910)

I wish I could feel sorry for him. He has everything: talent, smarts, good looks. Where were his parents when he was younger? He gave out enough signals that things were not going well for him but didn´t work through them. He seems to be so self-absorbed that he can´t function in the real world. I wish him well, but don´t blame anyone else.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Staunch repub, 2/14/2014 6:15:22 PM     (No. 9732942)

Dollars to donuts his parents´ picture is next to the definition of self absorbtion

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/14/2014 6:27:07 PM     (No. 9732950)

Mental illness and depression are horrible things. Feelings of inadequacy are difficult to overcome, regardless of your level of talent. Being bullied at a young age clearly contributes to it.

It appears the dolphins tried to help. Good for them.

I hope Martin can find a therapist who can truly help him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/14/2014 6:27:19 PM     (No. 9732951)

Is it because I´m black?


No, you idiot, it´s because you´re a doofus!
Because you drink too much.
Because you claim to be "depressed" (who isnt?)
Because you´re a whiny baby.
Because you´re a "blamer".
Because you´re "self-absorbed".
Because you´re "hypersensitive".

It´s all your Mom´s fault for not getting that free government abortion......

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Reply 6 - Posted by: galloglass, 2/14/2014 6:31:53 PM     (No. 9732959)

#5 That has to be one of the most loathsome things I´ve ever read at Lucianne.com

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/14/2014 8:43:40 PM     (No. 9733047)

It was sarcasm....does that mean YOU are apologetic now for YOUR loathsome comment about ME?

s/o

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/14/2014 8:45:01 PM     (No. 9733049)

#5 was doing just fine - - ticking all the right boxes - - until that last sentence.

The only thing Incognito, Pouncey, and the others are guilty of is caring too much. They did the best they could to try to help a troubled young man - - using all the motivational techniques they knew. But Martin is far more troubled than they realized - - and none of their efforts could help him.

The best things for Martin to do is to move back into his parents home - - and get medical and mental help. If he ever is capable of becoming an adult - - he can move out on his own. If not - - his parents´ spare bedroom is the best place for him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/14/2014 8:45:43 PM     (No. 9733050)

It´s not "loathsome" if it´s true, sarcasm or not...lighten up #6, the progressive liberal cabal needs to be attacked and destroyed, not L-Dotters! New here?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/14/2014 9:48:04 PM     (No. 9733083)

Child of Harvard graduates, themselves children of Harvard graduates. My guess is that a liberal upbringing hurt him.

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