The investigator looking into the abrupt departure of Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin released his months-long report Friday, concluding that three starters on the offensive line "engaged in a pattern of harassment" directed not only at Martin but other players and an assistant trainer.
The 144-page report, prepared by independent investigator Ted Wells, identifies linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey as the instigators in the locker room.
Incognito, a Pro Bowl guard who recently finished a three-month suspension, is a free agent and isn't expected to return to the Dolphins.
"The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that 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," according to Wells, who was retained by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in November.
The report rejects any suggestion that Martin manufactured claims of abuse "to cover up an impetuous decision to leave the team."
In the report's conclusion, Wells writes that "even the largest, strongest and fleetest person may be driven to despair by bullying, taunting and constant insults."
You can read the entire Wells report here.
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