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Incognito’s lawyer says Wells report is “replete with errors”

File photo of Miami Dolphins guard Incognito pausing between plays during the second quarter in their NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park Reuters

Mt. Incognito has not yet erupted on Twitter.  (Eventually, we suspect it will.)

For now, the first comments from Dolphins guard Richie Incognito have come from his lawyer, Mark Schamel.

“Mr. Wells’ NFL report is replete with errors,” Schamel said in a statement issued to PFT. “The facts do not support a conclusion that Jonathan Martin’s mental health, drug use, or on-field performance issues were related to the treatment by his teammates.

“It is disappointing that Mr. Wells would have gotten it so wrong, but not surprising.  The truth, as reported by the Dolphins players and as shown by the evidence, is that Jonathan Martin was never bullied by Richie Incognito or any member of the Dolphins Offensive line.  We are analyzing the entire report and will release a thorough analysis as soon as it is ready.”

The reference to “drug use” is intriguing, especially since the text messages exchanged by Martin and Incognito included Martin explaining that he would not be using drugs for the rest of the season. Did witnesses discuss with Wells drug use by Martin or others? If so, why did Wells leave that out of the report?

It could be a not-so-subtle nuclear option by Incognito, on par with his decision to share via Twitter on Wednesday the news that Martin had told Incognito during May 2013 that he was having suicidal thoughts. At some point, Incognito could reveal more evidence about drug use by Martin, which could end up ensnaring other Dolphins players, too.

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42 Responses to “Incognito’s lawyer says Wells report is “replete with errors””
  1. theneedforspeeed says: Feb 14, 2014 1:44 PM

    “Incognito’s lawyer says Wells report is “replete with errors”

    Is anyone surprised?

  2. bigdaddydooko says: Feb 14, 2014 1:46 PM

    My favorite part of the report is the Fine Book page that shows Pouncey getting fined $100 for being subpoenaed by the FBI.

  3. ramitbaby says: Feb 14, 2014 1:47 PM

    Why didn’t they just hire Al Sharpton to investigate this? He would have been just as objective I’m sure.

  4. coltzfan166 says: Feb 14, 2014 1:47 PM

    Typical. Anyone on the losing side of a report always says things like this.

  5. lovethelions says: Feb 14, 2014 1:47 PM

    Maybe it’s time for a big shake up? Fire everyone in the front office and start over…maybe even draft the kid, who is openly gay? They need to show they’re not going to tolerate this type of behavior. And who doesn’t want to come to Miami? It looks really good on ‘Burn Notice’…especially in February :)

  6. 80sbroncofan says: Feb 14, 2014 1:49 PM

    Lawyer is doing what he is paid to do which is try and protect his client.

  7. packers7baller7shotcaller says: Feb 14, 2014 1:50 PM

    this kind of stuff happens in all locker rooms

    perhaps, even in our illustrious locker room

    the one from which the champions trophy originates

    the vince lombardi trophy, y’all

    (don’t hate, appreciate)

    i’m outti, peace y’all

  8. JackedUpSports says: Feb 14, 2014 1:51 PM

    schamel apparently needs new glasses, because either he can’t read whats blatantly in front of him, or see that his client is a complete meatheaded imbecile

  9. justsomerandomguy24 says: Feb 14, 2014 1:51 PM

    Good lord. What a train wreck.

  10. fdugrad says: Feb 14, 2014 1:52 PM

    Of course it is replete with errors, says the “mouth piece.” Even if only FIFTY PERCENT of the report is accurate, this kind of treatment and behavior is despicable, and can’t be allowed.

  11. csuvikingengineer says: Feb 14, 2014 1:53 PM

    So we have an attorney saying the report was ‘replete with errors’ yet he admittedly has not analyzed the entire report.

    Is there any wonder why so many of us despise the tactics employed by so many lawyers?

  12. nflpropickemking says: Feb 14, 2014 1:53 PM

    DUUUUUUUUUUUh……The guy wants another payckeck.

  13. randomguy9999 says: Feb 14, 2014 1:55 PM

    you know when a lawyer is lying? when their lips are moving…

    lawyers bill hours, which is usually based on them telling you, no matter how complete the evidence is against your case… “sure we can win, don’t let them make you back down” then they bill for years and get a new Diablo

    Don’t fall for it Richie… you were wrong, you know it, and it’s a toss up if you’ll ever be on a team again… don’t pay your lawyer to chase this… it will suck up a ton of money you’ll need soon

  14. beach305 says: Feb 14, 2014 1:55 PM

    “Martin was even bullied in high school by smaller people”

    That statement should tell you the Mental Health of Martin.

  15. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 14, 2014 1:56 PM

    Well’s lawyer says Incognito’s lawyers comments are “replete with errors”.
    Ca Ching.

  16. mzim2756 says: Feb 14, 2014 1:58 PM

    Defense attorneys have zero credibility, always going to say client is innocent

  17. therealraider says: Feb 14, 2014 1:59 PM

    the main problem isn’t that Martin and others were being mistreated, the problem is nobody ever spoke up and said STOP, Nobody ever went to Coach Philbin.. Only after going AWOL for several days did something finally get said to Ireland.

  18. paulland81 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:00 PM

    It really doesn’t matter at this point except maybe in the court of public opinion. Incognito will remain out of the league. He is resorting to “I suck but Martin was bad too!” reasoning. The more he opens his mouth, the more damning evidence comes out.

  19. Giantspunk213 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:02 PM

    Even if the report is “replete with errors” it still doesn’t change the fact that Incognito has a long history of doing stupid things and getting in trouble, and what does it say about the dolphins if this tool was a team leader?

  20. braddavery says: Feb 14, 2014 2:02 PM

    At this point it’s fairly obvious that Incognito, Pouncey, Martin and others involved ALL have their issues. To attempt to pit one or any grouping if them against another is futile. It was a locker room full of disfunction that they should all be ashamed of. The part that no seems to want to admit though, is that most if not all NFL locker rooms most likely aren’t any more mature. This is regular behavior for them, the difference being someone more fragile couldn’t handle it.

  21. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Feb 14, 2014 2:03 PM

    Guaranteed you hear the same thing from Kluwe’s lawyer next month.

  22. davikes says: Feb 14, 2014 2:06 PM

    There are more witnesses than we know about. The assistant trainer denied being bullied, and the linemen sure didn’t tell. So there were probably several other witnesses that did talk.

  23. bengalsfan20 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:09 PM

    Yeah both sides were in the wrong, but it’s hard to feel sorry for Incognito considering he was already a huge tool before this stuff even started.

    So it wasn’t his fault at Nebraska, Oregon, St. Louis and now it’s not his fault in Miami either. Sure.

  24. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 14, 2014 2:17 PM

    It is clear that the Dolphins locker room is trying to save itself.

  25. mykpfsu says: Feb 14, 2014 2:20 PM

    Don’t see how Wells can reach a conclusion that a person who has had mental health issues in the past all the sudden has mental health issues from an environment. It doesn’t work that way. Either you have mental health issues, you don’t have mental health issues or they are brought on by an event. If Martin had them before, he had them, period.

  26. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 14, 2014 2:23 PM

    The end of low character richie incognito’s NFL career.

  27. annes22 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    Who cares 144 pages of stuff that the majority of people don’t care about. So there are some bullies in the Dolphin locker room, there’s a surprise. I’ll bet there are plenty in the NFL.
    I’ll bet Incognito gets another job in the NFL, but I can’t imagine “the fragile” one getting too many offers. Bullied in school, bullied in high school, bullied at Stanford and now with the Dolphins. Something doesn’t sound right here.

  28. dietrich43 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:34 PM

    Richie’s character is also replete with errors.

  29. bgrillz says: Feb 14, 2014 2:40 PM

    Yeah, A-Rod’s lawyer said the same thing, and filed, then dropped all lawsuits, admitting his guilt. Lawyers will say anything you want them to, as long as you scratch that check.

  30. vaphinfan says: Feb 14, 2014 2:46 PM

    How does soething get into the report? Does martin and incognito just say what they want and it gets put into the report. If its 144 pgs id say thats the case which makes the report full prob full of nonsense.

  31. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 14, 2014 2:55 PM

    Most of the errors were the lies perpetuated by richie incognito.

  32. gooseusaf1 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:56 PM

    I wish you could all see my “shocked face” at the news that Incognito’s lawyer thinks the report is “replete with errors”. Did you expect him to say, “Oh, we were kidding, Richie did it all”? Or wait until April Fool’s day to say, “gotcha, he bullied him all along.”

  33. igotgamenj says: Feb 14, 2014 3:06 PM

    Martin’s mother is a lawyer that specializes in “workplace harassment” you can’t win Richie

  34. igotgamenj says: Feb 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    you can’t win Richie…Martin’s mother is a lawyer that specializes in “workplace harassment”and it’s her son !!!!!!

  35. thetooloftools says: Feb 14, 2014 3:27 PM

    He sounds like the Penn State fans crying about the Freeh report.

  36. kingpel says: Feb 14, 2014 3:43 PM

    Someone needs to sit Incognito down and make him be accountable for ONCE in his long life of screw ups. It cant always be everyone else’s fault.

    Didn’t they already coach him up to say all the right things? Then he has a meltdown and starts spewing his TRUE feelings on twitter again like a jackass. He is acting like a spoiled brat who just cant handle being wrong.

  37. steelfan1 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:52 PM

    Well the lawyer can say whatever he want but I read a huge majority of the report and like the way the report was done.

    First it protected certain people, then it list certain things Martin claimed, and those claims only became factual if it was corroborated by Incognito himself or another member of the Dolphins who was party to it.

    So Incognito’s lawyer can try to spin it anyway they want but based on this report, Richie admitted to calling Martin the N word, making derogatory term against his sister, and in the “fine” book, he also wrote a fine for himself for “breaking Martin”. That MR. lawyer goes beyond bullying.

    Also, for all the idiots who have attributed what Richie did as no big deal, or being a man. Well please next time speak for yourself. Real mean don’t break other men down for pleasure nor speak to others they actually care about in such derogatory language. Fact, you can never build a man up by breaking him down first, but a real man can take life lessons and use it to better himself. There is a very good reason, these so called men can’t function in the real world, and that’s because real men don’t behave like these clowns. What a shame that some people view this type of behavior as no big deal.

  38. livenbreathefootball says: Feb 14, 2014 3:52 PM

    Sure the lawyer says there are errors. Then brings up alleged drug use. Evidence anyone? Because Wells needed proof not he said/he said. Although when it comes to credibility let’s see who is more believable — the guy who wrote the text about the harassment before it became credible or the guy who claimed it was all joking around after leaving a completely vile voicemail?

  39. steelfan1 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:55 PM

    Also, in the report, Text message between Incognito and another player who was white show how much he really hated black people. The text message referenced buying buys and shooting black people.

    I will wait for the people who think this man deserves our sympathy.

  40. bigdaddy44 says: Feb 14, 2014 4:46 PM

    It’s hard to believe that Schamel is still representing Incognito after the way Incognito published his phone number on Twitter last week. Obviously there is a lot more money to be made by Schamel on this matter, and to some people money is more important than pride or integrity.

  41. Fantasy Football Consultant says: Feb 14, 2014 5:42 PM

    Richie did nothing that hundreds of other players in the league are doing daily. The difference is he did it to a suicidal mental case on drugs

  42. billsboy88 says: Feb 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    I keep reading “this stuff happens in a lot of locker rooms.”

    That doesn’t make it right.

    It’s like being a teenager and telling your mom “But everyone is doing it!”

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