Jonathan Martin’s abuse at the hands of his Dolphins teammates was not only emotional, but physical as well. That’s according to David Cornwell, Martin’s new attorney who announced his arrival to the all-consuming controversy with a blistering statement late Thursday.
“Jonathan Martin’s toughness is not at issue,” said Cornwell, citing Martin’s football exploits with the Dolphins and at Stanford. “The issue is Jonathan’s treatment by his teammates.
“For the entire season-and-a-half that he was with the Dolphins, he attempted to befriend the same teammates who subjected him to the abuse with the hope that doing so would end the harassment,” Cornwell continued. “This is a textbook reaction of victims of bullying.”
The statement claimed that as a member of the Dolphins, Martin sustained a malicious physical attack by an unnamed teammate. And he was subjected to a locker room taunt in which his tormenter boasted of having unprotected group sex with his sister.