Ted Wells, the NFL‘s lead investigator in the Jonathan Martin bullying case against teammate Richie Incognito, met with Martin once again on Thursday. The two first met when Wells sat with Martin in November when the case was first presented to the investigator.
This has been an ongoing investigation by the NFL and Wells that has involved interrogating all players and coaches; a few team executives were also included. Though the details of this investigation have not been finalized it appears safe to assume it may be winding down and Wells was meeting with Martin to either ask a few more questions that have come as a result of his interviewing of the team or to simply review his findings as they relate to the case and Martin prior to the completion of his report.
It wouldn’t be surprising to hear that Ted Wells will return to the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, FL to follow up on the results of this latest meeting with Martin. Whether he does or doesn’t, it seems as though the investigation is winding down and we can finally get some sort of understanding as to what exactly is going on in the locker room and how we should actually feel about it.
After Martin quit on the team prior to their Thursday night victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in late October and the details as to why began to emerge, everyone—and yes I said everyone—had an opinion on the matter one way or the other; either you thought Incognito was an out of control monster or you thought that Martin was soft. My guess is it’s a combination of the two. Hopefully we will find out the results of the investigation soon and get some clarity on the issue.
In the meantime, despite the presence of the “Bully-Gate” scandal and the NFL’s investigation, the Dolphins have somehow managed to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. This weekend they’ll be facing the Pittsburgh Steelers who are also in the fight for the last playoff spot.