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


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.

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

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.”

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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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