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NSU law and ethics class puts Richard Incognito 'on trial'

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Northern State University sport management class
completed its third annual mock trial this week.


Students attempted to find negligence on the behalf of the Miami Dolphins in regards to hazing, bullying and a potentially hostile and abusive workplace that discriminates against employees such as left tackle Richard Martin. Richard Incognito was found "innocent" of hazing and bullying, but the coaching staff and the Dolphins organization were found "guilty" of creating a hostile work environment.


Dr. Thomas Orr, NSU assistant professor of sport marketing and administration, recently spoke to ESPN 1420 about Incognito and the Dolphins' current issues as they relate to the mock trial. He also spoke with KELO and the Aberdeen American News.


Orr, who is completing his third year at NSU, received his B.A. in history with minors in recreation and leisure services, economics, and athletic coaching from the University of North Dakota. He completed his master’s and doctorate degrees at Indiana University. Orr is author of “Sport and Violence,” a critical examination of sports rage and aggression in athletics. Orr  plans a summit on bullying and hazing in schools and is completing a textbook on event planning.