Posted February 14, 2014

Richie Incognito’s lawyer: Ted Wells’ report is ‘replete with errors’

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Richie Incognito has not played for the Dolphins since October. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Offensive lineman Richie Incognito will be a free agent in March. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Richie Incognito’s lawyer released a statement Friday alleging that Ted Wells’ investigation of his client, fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin and the Miami Dolphins workplace is “replete with errors” and that Martin “was never bullied.”

Wells’ report, which was released Friday, concluded that Incognito and two teammates harassed Martin, another teammate and an assistant trainer. (Read the full report here.) Incognito was suspended in early November after being accused of bullying Martin and missed the rest of the season.

Mark Schamel, Incognito’s lawyer, released the statement to several media outlets, including Pro Football Talk. The statement in full:

“Mr. Wells NFL report is replete with errors. The facts do not support a conclusion that Jonathan Martin’s mental health, drug use, or on-field performance issues were related to the treatment by his teammates.

“It is disappointing that Mr. Wells would have gotten it so wrong, but not surprising.  The truth, as reported by the Dolphins players and as shown by the evidence, is that Jonathan Martin was never bullied by Richie Incognito or any member of the Dolphins Offensive line.  We are analyzing the entire report and will release a thorough analysis as soon as it is ready.”

Incognito has denied bullying Martin. On Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter that the “truth” would bury Martin. But Wells’ report rejected Incognito’s claims that vulgar text messages released to the media were an instance of two friends joking around.

FARRAR: Report on Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga: History of ‘persistent bullying, harassment and ridicule’ within Dolphins


16 comments
Joebuckster
Joebuckster

Ahhh, ok.  Well then, we should just disregard the report and listen to Incognito's lawyer. After all, he's likely never, ever represented a guilty man before...

gfs4417
gfs4417

This is the NFL.

I would rather Icognitio on my team than cry-baby Martin.

daddyo2
daddyo2

The guy who reminded us of the attorney's number was right on the money - THIS IS HIS DIRECT LINE.  If folks should happen to call him en masse, guess who may have to pay (per six-minute-increment) for the attorney's time?  Just say "Richie  I. told me to call..., so he knows who to bill!!


dl0007
dl0007

Apparently, he acts just like how he looks : LIKE A BIG PIG!

ApolloOne
ApolloOne

Richie Incognito’s lawyer: My client is "replete with stupid".

BenMyers
BenMyers

hmmmmmmmmmmm...wasn't Tweet-le Dumb telling everyone how this report was going to vindicate his "good name" earlier this week?


Sorry Ritchie, whatever else happened you are still an insecure pinhead.

pirate
pirate

Of course he said that. Incognito pays him.


Cool
Cool

202-857-4481, that is the number Incognito gave everyone on twitter to call his lawyer, Mark Schamel, so I think we should all call him and ask for a more complete statement... but don't try bullying him into giving you an answer.  lol

Ryan19
Ryan19

Yes we should all trust the viewpoint of Richie's lawyer and not the 3rd party investigator.  


It is disappointing that Richie's lawyer could have gotten it so wrong, but not surprising.  The truth, as reported by the unbiased investigator and as shown by the evidence, is that Martin was clearly bullied by Richie Incognito and other members of the Dolphins' offensive line.  

ChrisMcCoy
ChrisMcCoy

Apparently Incognito's lawyer didn't actually read the report. It is pretty damning. 

djp9
djp9

@gfs4417  Yep because you played in the NFL right?

Seriously get a grip, you aren't ,weren't, never will be an NFL player, just like me. I suggest you talk to your boss about hiring Icognitio. See how that goes. I doubt he'd be 'incognitio'.

Cool
Cool

@BenMyers  In all fairness to Incognito, he was kind of feeling 10' tall and bullet proof with the steroids flowing through his veins.

kendp
kendp

@ChrisMcCoy He read it, now he is trying to persuade others that his client would never do those terrible things.  I don't expect his claims to have much traction with the NFL or the Miami Dolphins.

Cool
Cool

@kendp @ChrisMcCoy  Sadly I think the Dolphin organization will "demand" that Incognito attend Anger Management classes and claim he is reformed.