As independent investigator Ted Wells continues to explore the allegations of Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, Wells has now spent more time meeting with the accused than the accuser.
According to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Incognito’s sessions with Wells spanned two days and covered roughly 8.5 hours. Martin met with Wells eight days ago for approximately eight hours.
It’s unclear where the investigation will go from here. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Martin’s camp recognizes the possibility of a follow-up session, but nothing has been scheduled yet.
Via Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, one unnamed veteran player said Friday that he believes “almost every player” will be interviewed. Another unnamed veteran player added that he is under the impression that “almost everyone in the building” would be interviewed.
Meanwhile, one of the most recent men to enter the building has provided a pretty good assessment of the situation.
“The comments he made on the guy’s answering machine, Richie’s apologized for that,” left tackle Bryant McKinnie said this week, via Perkins. “What, do you want me to bully him because of that now?
“I don’t understand what people really want from that situation. It’s only so much you can do. It wasn’t meant for everybody to hear. That was a way they communicated, I think, between those two. He apologized; you can’t hold a grudge.”
When Bryant McKinnie a/k/a Big Mac is the voice of reason, that’s perhaps the clearest sign that something isn’t right in the organization.