Posted November 15, 2013

Jonathan Martin meeting with NFL special investigator on bullying allegations

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Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin reportedly had enough of his teammates' bullying and teasing. (AP)

Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has accused Dolphins teammates of bullying. (AP)

Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is meeting with the NFL’s lawyer investigating allegations of bullying on the team. ESPN reports Martin and a companion arrived at special investigator Ted Wells’ Manhattan office building Friday, where they were met by reporters. The offensive lineman smiled at questions but did not respond before entering the building.

Martin reportedly has alleged he was bullied by teammate Richie Incognito and other players before he left the team’s facilities two weeks ago.

Incognito reportedly filed a grievance against the Dolphins earlier this week and has denied bullying Martin. He was suspended more than a week ago for conduct detrimental to the team following ESPN’s report that he used explicit language and racial slurs in voicemails to Martin.

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The actions of head coach Joe Philbin, assistant coaches and Miami executives including general manager Jeff Ireland concerning Martin’s allegations are also under investigation by Wells.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross delayed his plans to meet with Martin, until the second-year player could meet with Wells. On Monday, Ross said two committees would examine the Dolphins’ locker-room culture. Most of the team’s players who have gone on the record have said no changes are needed.

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7 comments
MichaelSullivan2
MichaelSullivan2

HUH? The investigators don't come to you, you have to fly cross country to see them? Did NFL buy ticket for Martins "companion"? 

Mech
Mech

Martin the man who should have been a dress maker or a bridal consultant now feels he has been "hurt" by the locker room atmosphere. Poor man simply picked the wrong job.

Sid2
Sid2

The Dolphins should just cut Richie Incognito. He can sign with Raiders and play on their special teams squad. It would be fun to see him on the bottom of a kick-off or punt return pile full of players who took umbrage with his texts.

Mech
Mech

@Sid2 Another chess aficionado checks in with his opinion,,,,, I take umbrage with his views,,,,lol

Goldlw2
Goldlw2

@Sid2 Do you really think any of them would even know how to " take umbrage" with anything? lol