Martin to Meet with NFL Investigator, Incognito “Shocked, Betrayed”
DAVIE, Fla. (AP/WGGB) — A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin will meet late next week in Los Angeles with the NFL’s special investigator to discuss allegations in the team’s harassment scandal.
The person confirmed the upcoming meeting to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league and team haven’t announced the details of the investigation.
Ted Wells, a senior partner in a New York law firm with experience in sports cases, will meet with Martin. Wells was appointed Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins’ workplace and prepare a report that will be made public.
Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was suspended in the wake of allegations by Martin.
A person close to Incognito said he was “shocked and betrayed” by Martin’s allegations of harassment, according to an ESPN report. He went on to say that he thought he and Martin were friends, before the rookie checked himself into a hospital for emotional distress.
The Dolphins have also said that they were aware of allegations against Incognito in 2012 that he molested a female volunteer at a golf tournament. Incognito was investigated for that incident, but no charges were filed. The team says appropriate action was taken at the time, but they did not elaborate further.