DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Jonathan Martin's new attorney says the Miami Dolphins tackle endured harassment from teammates that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing, including a malicious physical attack and daily vulgar comments.
The allegations were made in a statement Thursday night by David Cornwell, hired this week as Martin's attorney. Cornwell said the facts aren't in dispute.
Martin, upset by treatment he considered abusive, left the teams last week. His agent then complained to the Dolphins, who suspended guard Richie Incognito.
The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin, and whether their teammates and the organization mishandled the matter.
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