Re: Is it just me (am I being insensitive)?
posted at 11/1/2013 11:43 PM EDT
In response to jimmytantric's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
Re Jonathan Martin: How does a guy who's 6'5 310 lbs and plays in the NFL get "bullied"? You make your living basically fighting, punching, wrestling and generally slamming your body into other very large men.
It seems unusual, not your run-of-the-mill victim of bullying. It seems he'd be capable of ending it, with prejudice, if he wanted to.
I don't get it.
When ALL of your teammates leave you at the dinner table to sit alone and laugh because the jokes on you and you are 22/23 years old? I can understand, irregardless of a persons size how this could effect all kinds of people? Feeling humiliated has nothing to do with a persons size or status-it can and has happened to many people Bigger than a 22 year old kid--now that being said, the kid has to realize it's just sophmoric fun as most of these athetes have not left high schhool/College yet in their minds. And to know that the world will chew you up and spit uot out if you do not have Inner strength and self belief. But we as fans must alweays keep in mind the entertainment we as fans are watching is coming from a pool of kids who grew up in broken homes, inner city lifesyles,drugs, etc. Not all but a vast majority and with that comes many social/mental problems--see Cromratie and his 9 kids with 6/7 woman to use an example. And remember these Jocks have had their Diks sukked most of their lives? So it doesn't suprise me one bit that this kid,(22/23) would take this in a funny way!
I get that everybody reacts differently and there are big guys who are wusses, etc. What I don't understand is how a big giant guy who plays one of the most violent and physically demanding positions in a violent sport well enough to rise to the very pinnacle of that sport, can be bullied to the extent where he has to run home to mommy. This is not some big, dumb farmboy who never left his hometown and finds himself in a big city for the first time away from his cows. You would think that, at some point in his past, he had to kick some butt and that he's capable of defending himself.
Don't you at some point just pick some guy who's giving you crap up and bodyslam his head into a table and ask, loudly, "who's next?"
Anyway, there's no answer here - there has to be more to the story, drugs, mental illness, something - because otherwise, it makes no sense.