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How much bullying goes on in the NFL?

by Take Two

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In this handout image provided by the NFL, Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Miami, Florida. Handout/Getty Images

Last week, Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team for what was then termed as a non-football related illness. Since then, reports have surfaced that his teammate Richie Incognito was the ringleader of years of intimidation and harassment.

That allegedly involved voicemail and text messages including threats on Martin's life and multiple use of the N-word. The Dolphins have indefinitely suspended Incognito, and the NFL is investigating.

But is all this just part of life in an NFL locker room, and is Incognito just part of a time honored century old jock culture in a sport where violence and extreme pain are the norm?

For more on the inner workings of the NFL we're joined by two-time Super Bowl winning wide-receiver Billy Davis. Billy played 6 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. Welcome. 

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