Posted December 05, 2013

Report: Jonathan Martin meeting with NFL investigator again

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

Jonathan Martin alleges he was bullied and harassed by teammates. (AP)

Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin will meet with NFL lead investigator Ted Wells on Thursday in Los Angeles to discuss his findings, according to ESPN.com.

Martin previously met with Wells in New York City on Nov. 15 to discuss his claims of bullying and harassment against teammate Richie Incognito.

Wells’ investigation has included a week of interviews with players, coaches and team executives at the Dolphins’ training facility. Wells reportedly scheduled Thursday’s meeting with Martin to reveal his findings from those interviews. Martin’s season was officially ended when the Dolphins placed him on the non-football injury list last week. He has not returned to the team since walking out of the team’s training facility in late October.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wells also is expected to return to Miami next week to conduct a second round of interviews with Dolphins players — including Incognito — to clarify some details. Incognito remains suspended with pay until the NFL releases its report.

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Wells’ findings reportedly will be submitted to commissioner Roger Goodell’s office in a week to 10 days, with the investigation completed soon thereafter.


9 comments
Frotoon
Frotoon

How much is this Ted Wells guy getting paid? He's taking forever with this investigation. Submit the report already.

SC1
SC1

I'd like to see all "hazing" ended ... period.


There is no place for this and it is usually the bullies that insist on hazing.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

Protip: Sending racist/violent/sexist text messages BACK AND FORTH and then waking up one day and deciding you're above it, isn't bullying. 

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

Roger G. and his minions have played this very well.  First they silenced everything with an investigation.  Then they drew it all out until things cooled down.  Now things are being settled in the back rooms. 

The trolls have lost interest, and the deranged-sounding rent-a-post'ers have been moved to other duties.


Well played, Rog.  Somehow, I can't admire you for it.

me1
me1

@ITATTRACTS It isn't bullying. But it does violate an employee's right to work in a non-threatening environment, even in a State like FL. Doesn't matter if it is a football player, secretary or janitor, the law is the same and applies equally. If a person of authority uses that position in a manner that the law does not permit, it is illegal. It only applies if the person is in an authority position. In other words, if I worked with you doing the same job, I can txt you racist/violent/sexist txt messages and the is little that can be done. If however, I am in an authority position (manager, tenure, non-rookie), it becomes illegal. The question here is if Incognito did it with the knowledge of the team...if so...it is illegal.

Bruce3
Bruce3

That's an interesting perspective. I can see a sports article in a few years:

The NFL has ask for an exemption from the 'home team fan' ban. The ban can about when labor layers proved that sports teams playing in an opposing team's stadium were subject to a hostile work environment. The ruling required that fan not be allowed within 200 feet of any opposing team's players. Basketball received an exemption until new arenas can be designed. The NFL is proposing that they instead pipe soothing sounds and music toward the visiting team's sideline to buffer them from the verbal abuse from fans. Initial experiments were not positive as the opposing teams found John Tesh more abusive than the fans.