Dolphins center Mike Pouncey hasn’t gone on any Twitter tirades like Richie Incognito since the Ted Wells report implicated both of them in the bullying and harassment of Jonathan Martin. One report says Pouncey’s silence doesn’t mean he doesn’t care.
“Mike’s distraught over the whole thing,” a source close to Pouncey told the Sun-Sentinel.
The source also said of Pouncey, “He views it as a learning opportunity.”
It could be an expensive learning opportunity for Pouncey, who will lose salary if he’s suspended and may also find himself in a much worse position to negotiate a new contract: Like other 2011 first-round draft picks, Pouncey may be looking to extend his deal this offseason, and the Dolphins are going to be a lot less interested in making him a lucrative long-term offer now that he’s one of the faces of the scandal within their locker room. Pouncey may be distraught because he realizes the Ted Wells report is going to cost him a lot of money.