DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins underwent interrogation Monday by an NFL special investigator.
New York attorney Ted Wells began interviewing players regarding the harassment case involving tackle Jonathan Martin and suspended guard Richie Incognito. Wells’ visit was expected to last two or three days.
On Friday, Martin spent nearly seven hours talking with Wells. Before the attorney began his interviews with other players, he released a statement – 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.
Wells was appointed Nov. 6 by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate the Dolphins’ workplace and prepare a report that will be made public.
Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said he is among those scheduled to talk today with Wells, after players had been interviewed.
Indianapolis linebacker Erik Walden’s head-butt and Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson’s helmet-to-helmet hit earned one-game suspensions from the NFL.
Walden pulled off the helmet of Titans tight end Delanie Walker, then slammed his own helmet into Walker’s head during Thursday’s game.
Both players have the right to appeal and are expected to do so.
Around the league
Chicago coach Marc Trestman said Jay Cutler will sit out when the Bears play St. Louis on Sunday but remains the No. 1 quarterback despite backup Josh McCown’s strong play.
Washington coach Mike Shanahan said he will speak to the NFL after a game official allegedly directed profane words at left tackle Trent Williams.
Denver safety Rahim Moore had emergency surgery for a condition known as lateral compartment syndrome that can cost patients a limb or even their life. Moore is out indefinitely.