VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
Dolphins meet with NFL investigator

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The NFL's special investigator looking into the Miami Dolphins' harassment case started questioning players at the team's complex Monday.

Advertisement
As New York attorney Ted Wells began a visit expected to last two or three days, he released a statement in his first public comments about the investigation.

''We look forward to meeting with Dolphins players, coaches and staff in order to get the facts and prepare a thorough and fair report,'' Wells said. ''The Dolphins organization has been very helpful in arranging the interviews and urging their personnel to cooperate with the investigation. We have asked all Dolphins personnel to respect the process and avoid commenting on the investigation.''

Tackle Jonathan Martin left the team three weeks ago and alleges he was harassed daily by teammates, including guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended. Martin spent nearly seven hours with Wells on Friday in New York.

Wells was appointed Nov. 6 by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins' workplace and prepare a report that will be made public.

''As we've said from Day One, we're going to fully cooperate,'' coach Joe Philbin said.

Wells' visit ensures further distractions for a team trying to keep its season from derailing. The Dolphins (5-5) beat San Diego 20-16 Sunday to remain in the race for an AFC wild-card berth.

Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said he was among those scheduled to talk Tuesday with Wells, after players had been interviewed.

''Hopefully most of what the players have to do will be taken care of today,'' Sherman said.

Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said he didn't expect the NFL investigation to significantly affect preparations for Sunday's home game against Carolina.

''We've been told they're going to do everything they can to not disrupt the normal flow of the week,'' Coyle said. ''I don't think it's going to have much of an impact.''

Philbin agreed.

''We're sticking to the schedule,'' he said. ''We'll be fine.''

Martin, a second-year pro, suddenly left the team Oct. 28 and has been with family in California undergoing counseling for emotional issues. Martin, who played at Stanford, attended the Cardinal's game Saturday at Southern California and watched from the sideline.

Incognito filed a grievance last week against the Dolphins seeking to rejoin the team.

The case struck a national nerve on the issue of locker-room bullying and has even gone global. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana offered a reaction Monday from the Great Wall of China, where he was on a tour to promote football.

Montana said bullying was common in the NFL, and said the locker room is a ''fun, crazy place,'' but added, ''It's a tough place, too, sometimes.''

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

---

Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
BetDSI: AFC South Odds Outlook
BetDSI: Handicapping Green Bay (10)
BetDSI: AFC North Odds Outlook
Lawrence: 2018 Strength of Schedule
News: CG releases Week 1-16 Odds
Ravens' Harbaugh: 'I believe in standing'
Reich 'not worried' about Luck's throwing
Steelers' Brown to Bell: 'Show up'
Trump praises NFL's new anthem policy
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 2145
Gary Bart + 1530
Paul Bovi + 1386
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mark Franco + 200
Hank Goldberg + 200
Bill Marzano + 191
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Zack Cimini 62 %
Pat Hawkins 59 %
KellyInVegas 59 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Michael Black + 1557
Scott Rickenbach + 1469
Paul Bovi + 987
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 668
Stephen Nover + 563
Vince Akins + 532
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 531
Jimmy Boyd + 420
Dave Cokin + 400
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership