TODAY's Takeaway: Jonathan Martin speaks out, Biden reveals latest on 2016

Jonathan Martin speaks out, Joe Biden's confident he could make a good president and reporter Michael Scotto responds to threats. TODAY
Jonathan Martin speaks out, Joe Biden's confident he could make a good president and reporter Michael Scotto responds to threats.

1. Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin spoke out for the first time to NBC Sports’ Tony Dungy about the alleged bullying that caused him to leave his team, calling the attacks both “personal” and “racial.”

"There was persistent comments of a racial nature, aggressive sexual comments related to my sister and my mother,'' he said.

2. Vice President Joe Biden told Savannah he hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run for President in 2016.

“In my heart, I’m confident that I could make a good president,” he told her. "It’s a very different decision to decide whether or not to run for president."

3. New York Rep. Michael Grimm made headlines last night when he threatened to throw a local reporter — who had asked about a federal investigation into the congressman’s campaign finances — off a balcony.

“I was not expecting that response,” reporter Michael Scotto told TODAY this morning

Scotto has since “graciously” accepted an apology from Grimm.

4. Police officer Tim Sheffield responded to an accident during Tuesday’s winter storm, but what he found on the side of the highway was a couple in labor and a baby girl on the way.

“I asked the dad, ‘Are you all broke down?’” Sheffield recalled to Savannah. “He goes, ‘No, we’re having a baby.’”

5. The Super Bowl is still days away, but the ads already have TODAY viewers cheering.

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And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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