Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said that he’s glad that the Ted Wells report on the organization is out so that the team can try to put the harassment issue behind them and focus on football.
Long snapper John Denney, the Dolphins’ union rep, also addressed the release of the report at Jason Taylor’s charity golf outing and glad wasn’t a word you’d use to describe his feelings. Denney said he hasn’t read the report, but said that the “whole thing nauseates me.” He wasn’t talking about allegations against Richie Incognito, former offensive line coach Jim Turner or others in what he says were actions blown out of proportion.
“I have a hard time believing that you’re going to pay a guy good money to take his time to do an investigation, spend three months on it — all of us can agree he’s not going to walk out of there and address the table and say, ‘I’ve got nothing guys, sorry.’ You’ve got to come up with something. They’re paying good money to come up with something,” Denney said, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Denney said he never witnessed anything over the line or different from what he’s seen since entering the league, arguing that it all comes down to the player in Martin’s position. He said they’d cross the bridge of Martin returning if they come to it, but made it fairly clear that he holds Martin responsible for what happened.
“You answered your own question,” Denney said. “You know the answer to that. I’m not answering that question. It’s a little obvious.”
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is expected to meet with Martin as the team decides whether or not Denney will have to do any bridge crossing this offseason.