NIT – A report was released Friday detailing a bullying scandal that rocked the Miami Dolphins and the entire NFL.
Attorney Ted Wells conducted the investigation, which details the bullying endured by Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin at the hands of fellow-lineman Richie Incognito and others.
Ahead of the report, Incognito had tweeted that Martin and his camp would be “burned” and that Martin “could have told the truth the entire time.”
According to the report:
After a thorough examination of the facts, we conclude that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman, whom we refer to as Player A for confidentiality reasons, and a member of the training staff, whom we refer to as the Assistant Trainer. We find that the Assistant Trainer repeatedly was targeted with racial slurs and other racially derogatory language. Player A frequently was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching. Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments.