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By STEVEN WINE  AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) -- In the wake of the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, the NYU sports and society program has proposed a range of initiatives for youth athletics to combat intolerant behavior in sports.

The program issued a white paper Tuesday examining the problem. Work on the paper began after Stephen Ross, the Dolphins' owner, approached NYU law dean Trevor Morrison in December to discuss ways to increase civility and respect in sports and society at large.

The white paper was written by professor Arthur R. Miller and other faculty who are members of the sports and society program at NYU.

An investigation for the NFL determined Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of tackle Jonathan Martin.

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