Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be.
The National Football League’s independent investigation of the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin was released Friday with a finding that three starters on the offensive line “engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman.”
Just before Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins, the team acquired left tackle Bryant McKinnie in a trade. McKinnie was in the locker room for a short time with both Martin and Incognito and shared his thoughts on the Wells report, the locker room culture and the Dolphins to CBSMiami.
A day after Jonathan Martin made his first public comments on his alleged harassment at the hands of teammates; former Dolphin Richie Incognito’s attorney released some of the text messages Martin sent him that showed two players, possibly friends, talking right through Martin leaving the team.
Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin broke his silence about the alleged harassment he received from teammates, but there’s also an unresolved issue based on the story he told to former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC.
In an exclusive interview with former NFL coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC and is an outside adviser for the Miami Dolphins looking into the allegations of harassment, Jonathan Martin said racial and aggressive talk made by multiple teammates played a role in him leaving the team.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has played his last down for the team as he will remain suspended with pay for the rest of the season for his part in the Jonathan Martin saga, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
The NFL’s lead investigator in the Jonathan Martin case will be meeting with the Dolphins offensive lineman Thursday for a second round of interviewing, according to ESPN.com.
Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was meeting with independent investigator Ted Wells Friday to discuss what the player believes was harassment at the hands of teammates, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has officially filed a non-football injury grievance against the team over his indefinite suspension, according to reports from ESPN and NFL.com.