Early on Sunday, the Dolphins issued a statement saying that they took allegations of player misconduct seriously and that they had not received any from tackle Jonathan Martin, leading them to call reports of its existence “speculation.”
They’ve now received allegations from Martin’s representatives and they’ve issued another statement.
“We received notification today from Jonathan’s representation about allegations of player misconduct. We are taking these allegations very seriously and plan to review the matter further. We have also reached out to the NFL and asked them to conduct an objective and thorough review. As an organization, we are committed to a culture of team-first accountability and respect for one another.”
In an email to PFT, NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy says the league has been in contact with the Dolphins since last week and that they will conduct a thorough review.
Martin is reportedly headed to the non-football injury list after leaving the Dolphins amid reports of bullying and hazing by older teammates this week. There have been a lot of reports about which players may be involved and whether or not the NFLPA is conducting an investigation, but this latest development guarantees there will be more investigation into just what happened in Miami.
What it means for Martin’s future in Miami otherwise remains to be seen, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll be returning to the fold anytime soon.