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Rob Ninkovich on M&M: Dolphins scandal ‘unfortunate’

11.11.13 at 3:01 pm ET

Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich joined Mut & Merloni on Monday to discuss New England’€™s bye week and the Jonathan Martin bullying saga.

Ninkovich and the Pats were out of action this week, as 7-2 New England enjoyed its bye week. The Patriots travel to Carolina next Monday night to take on the surprising 6-3 Panthers.

‘€œI just wanted to get a little break here, and definitely clear my mind a little bit and focus on the family,’€ Ninkovich said, adding that he’d advise other to ‘€œtake the time and use it wisely to try and get your body back to feeling pretty good, because there’€™s not much time like this to have a break and get your body going in the right direction.’€

Ninkovich, a Patriots team captain, declined to elaborate on the Dolphins’€™ bullying fiasco.

‘€œI really don’€™t want to get into the whole subject, issue of it,’€ Ninkovich said. ‘€œIt’€™s something I have no idea about’€¦ [I’€™m] just trying to focus on our team and moving forward in the season here.’€

ESPN’€™s Lisa Salters reported that Martin’€™s days as a Dolphin are likely done. It’€™s speculated that teammate Richie Incognito, who’€™s currently serving a suspension for an indefinite amount of time for bullying Martin, is also on the way out.

‘€œI just think it’€™s unfortunate what happened down there,’€ Ninkovich said. ‘€œEventually, they’€™re going to have to figure out what’€™s going to happen with him, and I just don’€™t want to get involved with it.’€

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