NFL investigator Ted Wells apparently has all the information he needs from Dolphins players to prepare his report regarding the Jonathan Martin situation.
According to Jeff Darlington of NFL Network, Wells has canceled a round of follow-up meetings scheduled to occur this week in Miami with Dolphins offensive linemen. Though Wells, per Darlington, gave the players no explanation for the cancellation, the decision resulted from the follow-up session between Wells and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.
Last week, we reported that Wells would be meeting with Martin, agent Kenny Zuckerman, and one or more of Martin’s family members.
It’s unknown whether any other meetings have been canceled, or whether any other meetings will be occurring.
For now, the development means that Wells believes he doesn’t need any further information or clarification from the Dolphins linemen. Which could mean that Martin answered any lingering questions in a way that persuaded Wells that Martin’s version of the events is accurate. Or it could mean that Martin failed to persuade Wells that Martin’s version is correct. Or perhaps it could mean that the information from Martin, his agent, and Martin’s family members prompted Wells to conclude he fully understands the situation, regardless of what his conclusion will be.
Meanwhile, Courtney Fallon of NBC 6 in Miami reports that Martin “isn’t turning over text messages to Ted Wells,” and that Martin won’t meet with the NFLPA investigator who is reviewing the situation.
Wells’ report, when finalized, will be made public. While it may be impossible for him to fit various conflicting puzzle pieces together, it now appears that, as it relates to the players who interacted for more than a year, Wells has all the pieces he needs in order to craft an account of what he believes did and/or didn’t transpire.