Report: Mike Wallace quit on Dolphins teammates

Kevin Kaduk
Shutdown Corner

The Miami Dolphins are headed toward their offseason golf dates carrying more baggage than just their clubs. 

After finishing another playoff-free year with a loss to the lowly New York Jets, the Dolphins now have to deal with another issue from oft-upset Mike Wallace. The big-money wide receiver did not catch a pass in Sunday's 37-24 home loss and did not play in the second half. Wallace's absence was initially explained by coach Joe Philbin as a "coaching decision" but Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network later reported that Wallace committed arguably the worst sin in professional sports. 

He quit on his own team after seeing another teammate score a touchdown:

Wallace was part of a bizarre scene in the locker room on Sunday where teammate Brandon Gibson stood in front of him and answered questions in his stead. Wallace has been no stranger to being outspoken since joining the Dolphins on a $60 million deal before the 2013 season, often questioning the team's game plan and expressing his desire to have more footballs thrown his way. 

Wallace, 28 is signed through the 2017 season and is coming off a good year in which he caught 67 passes for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns through the team's first 16 games. With quarterback Ryan Tannehill developing into a good quarterback, it would have seemed that the Dolphins would head into the offseason feeling some positive vibes, even after an 8-8 season.

Wallace's actions on Sunday, however, cast a much darker cloud on the future than his teammates deserve.

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