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Tyson Clabo: Wells report not 'accurate'

Before the Wells report was released players in the Dolphins locker room almost universally defended what was going on within the confines of meeting rooms and closed practices and off-limit lunch rooms and other areas.

Since the Wells report peeled back the curtain on what happened in those areas -- specifically that people were being bullied and verbally abused, according to the report -- players such as John Denney and Ryan Tannehill have continued to defend the Dolphins locker room.

Add offensive tackle Tyson Clabo to that group. Clabo, a thoughtful veteran who joined the Dolphins in 2013, read the report and said today on SiriusXM NFL radio he doesn't believe the Wells report is accurate.

"I don't think the people that were around those situations, that were in that report, feel that was an accurate portrayal of the spirit of those events," Clabo said. "Those things in that report probably happened, I mean there were some that I wasn't there for, so I can't say for sure. But I don't see that there was, you know, harassment for the sake of harassment.

"No one is trying to hurt anyone's feelings. It's just, I don't know, it's a locker room. It's a situation that people in the every day won't understand. So when they read that report it's difficult for them to comprehend what goes on every day."

Clabo defended people the report made to look poorly. He defended offensive line coach Jim Turner, who the report said sometimes saw his players chide Jonathan Martin. The report also states Turner sometimes laughed and joined in.

Clabo defended trainer Kevin O'Neill, who the report states was aware of abuse of an assistant trainer and did not report it.

Both Turner and O'Neill were fired by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross.

"I feel bad for coach Turner, for Kevin O'Neill, those are the guys I really feel bad for because Jim Turner is one of the best football coaches I've had the pleasure of being around and for him to lose his job over that whole thing is unfortunate for him and his family," Clabo said.

Interestingly, Clabo doesn't feel quite so bad about Martin (neither do most Dolphins players, which is the reason he's never playing for the Dolphins again) but wishes his fellow tackle would have handled his troubles differently.

"I've been in a lot of situations, I've been in the league a long time, and when I was here and what I saw ... I saw two guys who were buddies," Clabo said of the Martin-Richie Incognito relationship. "And really the thing that I wished had happened is I wished [Martin] had come to us and said, 'Hey I'm having a problem.' Then we could have worked it out. But that wasn't the path he took and this is what happened and there's nothing you can do about it. You just have to move forward. And that's what I'm going to do. And I hope that's what people who were affected by this are going to do. And at the end of the day, you have to be wiser and learn from this."

Clabo is scheduled to be a free agent on March 11. I'm told he would like to return to Miami but obviously will go elsewhere if the Dolphins move in a different direction -- which it looks like they want to do. Clabo, who will be 33 years in October old but expects to play in 2014, says it's too bad if the Dolphins decide to make decisions on getting rid of some people based on the harassment scandal. 

"If it's time for me to go somewhere else, then that's what I'll do," he said. "Whenever you have a situation like this it's kind of unprecendented and everybody feels they have to throw the baby out with the bath water. And that's fine. Coach Philbin is a good man, a good football coach. He'll get it figured out."


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If you want to have good sex(with a Woman), just a bath, no perfume, no deodorant. Armando, let it go, concentrate on the Future(your Future also)

the far imbecile
did it himself

It's beginning to look like Cogs bullied his own Ferrari. I wonder if it drove away on its own and called its mother.

A few things from reading the blog a bit earlier that I don't have time to reply on.

I'm really hoping Hickey can get Grimes signed to a fair deal for all parties. I mean he wants to be here, team leader, continuity and good scheme fit, no state income tax for him. I'd make it a 4 year deal with 2 years (ages 31 and 32) guaranteed.

Plus it sends a good message to the team and other free agents. We signed him to a prove it deal, he proved it, he likes it here, we paid him. It could be a good message to other free agents.

Posted by: NeMo | February 27, 2014 at 01:23 PM



I don't agree with how FIRE ROSS says things....but I find myself agreeing with the premise of what he says....


Good retort as well....

Marino's legacy is up for debate....

Was it the...




Marino (I vote Marino)

nobody will ever be ever to say definitively....but the debate is fun nonetheless....

Man is COGS an @ss....

How any of you stand behind this guy is beyond me.....

Give me JMART 10 times out of 10...

You could plug almost any top ten (HOF) Qb into the 49ers dynasty and they would have done just as well or better than the esteemed Joe Montana. Could you say they would have had the same success in Miami? I don't think so. Marino got the best out of a team that never had all the right parts to be champions.

Martin was crying in the bathroom of a rented fishing yacht. That says it all on the character of this man/child. The whole thing is so ridiculous but is now the norm in this new era. Do not think any qb in the NFL will want Martin protecting his blindside and no GM will ever want to have Incognito.

I only have 1 question for everybody. If hearsay evidence is inadmissible in a legal courtroom, they why is it allowed in this Ted Wells report ? It is totally clear of the things that were said by all the parties, but yet everyone in the Dolphins organization other than Jonathan Martin view all this as harmless fun between buddy's (except for Jonathan Martin again). I still insist that Jonathan Martin is a 2 faced softy that didn't have the balls to face up to the situation like a man (ONLY BECAUSE HE WAS SEVERELY STINKING UP HIS JOB & WAS ABOUT TO LOSE IT ).

is fire ross on CRACK only a retard would be so mis informed on Dan Marino, I guess the folks who vote for the NFL hall of fame are idiots,there is no-one who does'nt have a bias that won't agree Marino is at least in the top 5-10 greatest QB's of ALL TIME!I think if cancer was anywhere it would be brain cancer in fire ross,oh my bad you have to have a brain, oh and END -OF -DISCUSSION !

Can we please move on.

What really amazes me and confounds me at the same time is this: the Wells Report was the result of a one-man "investigation" and the assumptions/conclusions are his alone. We already know that some of the respondents were less than truthful. JMart didn't tell Wells everything he did or said, but we have seen texts to Incognito that prove JMart's complicity. And yet,in spite of this, many out there believe this report to be the written word of God--infallible! How about a commissioning a panel to uncover the real facts?

yeah, because the NFL had to spin this to fit a PC narrative, fit for mass consumption. Once the white guy called the black guy a racial slur, and bullying was alleged (America's new poster child issue), what did you think the report would say, that Martin grow a pair? Please, how harsh would have appeared? With the liberal watchdog media looking on the league had to save face by ruling as they did. Its politics and business and image, its that simple.

Dan the Man!!! Nothing else needs to be added.
Claybo could be signed as back-up tackle or guard, instead of "dead man running" Dallas Thomas. Claybo did have a very good second half of the season.
Does Dawnho-joe pull Hickey around by his Johnson? Seems every time Hickey sits down with a potential player,,,,,theres Dawnho right by his side. Ive heard of keeping a "weather eye" but thats getting ridicules. Is Hickey not able to do his job?

Looks like J. Martin is so bored these days, he comments at Mando's blog.

Feel better soon, Big Weirdo.

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