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Joe Montana says NFL locker rooms are tough, but Dolphins scandal can be handled

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    Former NFL football player Joe Montana, left, gives a lesson to children during an NFL promotional event in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Montana is in China as a special guest for the University Bowl V Championship. (AP Photo)The Associated Press

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    Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin, center, prepares to speak to members of the media outside the office of the NFL lawyer investigating the team's bullying scandal, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in New York. The league is trying to gather information about the harassment Martin says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito walks on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Miami Gardens, Fla. Incognito filed a grievance Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, against the Dolphins over his suspension. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the guard filed it over his suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the grievance has not officially been announced. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)The Associated Press

San Francisco 49ers great Joe Montana says the controversy involving Miami Dolphins players Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito will work itself out.

The Hall of Fame quarterback was at the Great Wall of China on Monday on a tour to promote football in a country where few are familiar with the sport.

Montana said bullying was common in the NFL, although more information is needed to determine what exactly happened between Martin and Incognito. He said the locker room is a "fun, crazy place," but added, "it's a tough place, too, sometimes."

An NFL special investigator will question players this week about what happened between Martin and Incognito.

Montana says "it'll figure itself out."