NFL Bullying Sees Intellectuals as Prey, Ex-Patriots Tackle Says
Bloomberg - 11/06/2013
Martin’s decision to walk away enhances the power of his message, according to Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University in Boston. The group uses sports as a way to begin conversations about social justice, and three years ago assisted the NFL with workplace conduct training.
“Had Martin simply started a fight, a lot of people would have dismissed it as just a locker room isolated incident,” Lebowitz said in a telephone interview. “This is a watershed moment where someone who has made his living in what is considered a sports battlefield, as a gladiator, is saying that emotional abuse matters.”