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

Jan. 29, 2014 at 3:37 PM ET

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

Video: The former Miami Dolphins star speaks exclusively to NBC Sports’ Tony Dungy since leaving his team over allegations he was bullied. Players allegedly made “racial” and “sexual” comments, he tells Dungy.

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."

Video: Vice President Joe Biden tells Savannah Guthrie that though he’s “confident” he could be a good president, “it’s a very different decision whether or not to run.” He said the State of the Union Tuesday made it clear the president is “ready to work with Congress.”

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.

Video: NY1 reporter Michael Scotto talks to Tamron Hall about comments made to him Tuesday night by Republican Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm during an interview, in which he threatened to throw the reporter off a balcony. Grimm issued a statement saying Scotto took a “disrespectful and cheap shot.”

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.’”

Video: Officer Tim Sheffield talks to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about his emergency delivery of a baby girl during a snowstorm in Georgia, saying it happened quickly and that he had experienced similar incidents in the past.

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

Grab a tissue, then check out the latest from Budweiser and Cheerios. And remember to vote in TODAY’s Super Bowl ad face-off. It’s down to four!

Video: TODAY brings you the exclusive premiere of the beer company’s commercial for the game. It highlights a bond between a Clydesdale horse and a puppy.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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