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That element in particular is a hot button issue in light of SEC co-defensive player of the year Michael Sam's recent revelation that he's homosexual, putting him in line to become the league's first openly gay player.
Being at the center of this scandal puts the Dolphins at the forefront of any bolstering of policies protecting players from bullying.
The report said that in 2013, Dolphins players acknowledged receiving and understanding the personal conduct code and the workplace harassment and discrimination policies, both taken from the NFL handbook.
The latter policy states that "harassment can include, but is not limited to: unwelcome contact; jokes, comments and antics; generalizations and put-downs; pornographic or suggestive literature and language. In addition, harassment and discrimination are not limited to the workplace: they example (sic), through calls, texts or emails, on a plane or team bus; at a team event; or at the team hotel."
The policy encourages reporting discrimination or harassment to the players' union, a coach, human resources or NFL security.
The report touches on a code against snitching that exists in NFL locker rooms, however, and Martin never did report the abuse before walking away from the team when he'd had enough.
The Dolphins have already pledged to improve the team's workplace conduct policies, which Wells called commendable. The team has formed an independent advisory group that includes Don Shula and Tony Dungy, along with several prominent retired players, to review the organization's conduct policies and suggest improvements.
"We must work together towards a culture of civility and mutual respect for one another," the Dolphins owner said.
"We encourage these efforts," the report said. "The behavior that occurred here was harmful to the players, the team and the league. It was inconsistent with a civilized workplace — even in a professional football league and even among tough football players whose very profession is defined by physical and mental domination of players across the line of scrimmage."