User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
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

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Nelson: AFC North Outlook
News: Win Total Outlook - NFC
News: Win Total Outlook - AFC
Franco: Season Win Total Predictions
Nelson: AFC East Outlook
Roberts: Contests Galore in Vegas
Rogers: Time Zone Trends
Rogers: Back-to-Back Road Games
Rogers: Primetime Cheat Sheet
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
Live Odds
2015 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Andy Iskoe + 2608
Marc Lawrence + 2270
Antony Dinero + 1655
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last Week  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Andy Iskoe 63 %
Marc Lawrence 62 %
Zack Cimini 62 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 715
Marc Lawrence + 620
Kevin Rogers + 597
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Andy Iskoe + 1090
Michael Black + 796
Antony Dinero + 591
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1401
Chip Chirimbes + 715
Gary Bart + 626
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership