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Dolphins’ player representative John Denney says bullying scandal is overblown

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The players’ union representative from the Miami Dolphins said the fallout from their bullying scandal is overblown because every NFL team has a similar locker-room culture.

Long snapper John Denney, a nine-year veteran, said Monday he hadn’t read the investigative report on the Dolphins case. But any harassment among players is nothing new, he said.

‘‘It’s overblown, because this has been my experience with the league my entire career from Day One,’’ Denney said in a telephone interview. ‘‘If something needed to be done, it needed to be done a long time ago. It has never escalated. I never saw conditions worsen. I guess we’re late in getting to the issue.”

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