Dolphins' bullying scandal just plain awful

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and players during a game against the Bengals. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today...

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and players during a game against the Bengals. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:32 PM ET

In the movie A Few Good Men, they called it a Code Red.

Perhaps now they need to change the colour to the aqua of the Miami Dolphins.

In one of the most replayed scenes in cinematic history, actor Jack Nicholson shouted: "You want answers ... You can't handle the truth."

And if anything explains the cultural warfare and instability that envelopes the Dolphins, the defence of a cretin like Richie Incognito, the circling of the wagons, the lack of passion and understanding for the departed offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, it is that Code Red mentality. And the handling of apparent truth.

It is reminiscent of the old hockey dressing room mentality. "What you hear here. What you say here. When you leave here. Let it stay here."


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