Shaw: We have no tolerance for harassment
"There's absolutely no tolerance for it here. We've had absolutely no issues with it since I've been here." (AP)
Stanford head football coach David Shaw addressed the issue of player harassment and misconduct stemming from the developing case in Miami, where former Stanford lineman Jonathan Martin made claims of player misconduct about fellow Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito.
Shaw made the comments during a Q&A media session Monday on the Farm.
Reporter: About the issue of the Dolphins' Richie Incognito being suspended over alleged player misconduct. What's your take on how much harassment goes on in the locker room and whether there should be any tolerance for that kind of behavior.
David Shaw: "I can only speak about Stanford University. There's absolutely no tolerance for it here. We've had absolutely no issues with it since I've been here, the seven years I've been here as the head coach or as an assistant. Our guys know that how we win football games here is together. We've had great camaraderie and I remind them all the time we win games because of the tightness of our locker room. Our guys play extremely well together and playing hard for each other. So we have not had an issue here, since I've been here."
The full Q&A with Stanford's head coach can be seen above.
Shaw told the Associated Press later on Monday he had been in contact with his former player.
"I'm a Jonathan Martin fan, so my interest is just in him getting back to the point where he gets a chance to play this game that he loves again. "By all accounts he's doing well. Not sure if he's going to rejoin the team this year, or when he is, but I know he's going to get himself back ready to play the game."