Before the Dolphins face the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Miami owner Stephen Ross should personally thank Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for knocking the Jonathan Martin situation to the media’s back burner.
But the Martin-Incognito kettle still simmers, with another boil eventually coming. According to James Walker of ESPN.com, Martin is meeting NFL investigator Ted Wells again on Thursday. It’s Martin’s second session with Wells, and it comes two weeks after Wells spent extensive time in South Florida, meeting with numerous members of the Dolphins organization.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Wells will return to Miami next week for a round of follow-up sessions, which will include another meeting with Richie Incognito.
It’s not unusual for investigators to conduct multiple meetings with the same witnesses in situations like this. Given complex facts and conflicting versions of events, the investigator often needs to study the information generated to date in order to formulate questions that will resolve any lingering loose ends.
A report is expected within a week to 10 days.
In 11 days, the Dolphins face another key decision with Incognito. His paid suspension will end, and the Dolphins will have to decide whether to bring him back for the final two games of the regular season.