Wells’ Report Finds Harassment by Martin’s Teammates Was a Contributing Factor in His Leaving the Dolphins

Report also finds that Martin’s teammates did not intend to drive Martin from the team or cause him lasting emotional injury

The Miami Dolphins are asking for some time to review the 144-page report released today by NFL independent investigator Ted Wells. Wells, of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, was retained to investigate the allegations of workplace misconduct at the Dolphins.

Team owner Stephen Ross released the following statement:

“We have just received the report from Ted Wells and will review it in detail before responding relative to the findings. When we asked the NFL to conduct this independent review, we felt it was important to take a step back and thoroughly research these serious allegations.

As an organization, we are committed to a culture of team-first accountability and respect for one another.”

The NFL Players Association issued a similar statement:

“We have received the report on workplace conditions in Miami. We will review the findings closely, confer with our players and all relevant parties involved.”

The entire report  is available at http://www.NFLDolphinsreport.com and the following is the release issued by Wells on the Report.

Mr. Wells was retained by Commissioner Roger Goodell on November 6, 2013. The Report is the result of an independent investigation led by Mr. Wells into allegations that the abrupt departure of Dolphins starting offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on October 28, 2013, midway through the season, was the result of persistent bullying and harassment by some of his teammates.

Paul, Weiss has conducted a comprehensive investigation, aided by full cooperation from the NFL, the National Football League Players Association and the Miami Dolphins. Paul, Weiss reviewed thousands of voluntarily produced documents, including text messages, emails and team policies, and completed more than

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