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The Ted Wells NFL report is out here

Here it is. The long awaited NFL report by investigator Ted Wells on the Richie Incognitor and Jonathan Martin scandal.

The full report is right here.

This is the media release on the topic:

chair of the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,  has released his independent Report to the National Football League concerning allegations of workplace misconduct at the Miami Dolphins. The Report is publicly available at
www.NFLDolphinsreport.com.

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 100 s owner and chairman. 

The Report concludes that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. 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  

The Report rejects any suggestion that Martin manufactured claims of abuse after the fact to cover up an  impetuous decision to leave the team. Contemporaneous text messages that Martin sent to his parents and others corroborate his account that the persistent harassment by his teammates caused him significant emotional distress. The Report concludes that the s teammates was a contributing factor in his decision to leave the team, but also finds that said Mr. Wells. 
 

“Consistent with my prior practices involving similar investigative reports, it is not my present intention to hold a press conference or comment further about the Report. The Report is thorough and comprehensive, and speaks for itself,” said Mr. Wells.

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