The last time Ted Wells conducted an investigation for the NFL, it cost Jim Turner his job as the Dolphins’ offensive line coach. Now Turner, who was fired because of Wells’s findings in the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying case, is firing back at Wells.
Asked on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio about Wells’s Deflategate investigation, Turner said that when the NFL hires Wells, Wells sets out to find a scapegoat for the league.
“Wells is not a good human being, and when I didn’t give him the stories he wanted, he targeted me as part of a problem in Miami. He’s not an independent investigator, he’s not doing this looking at both sides of the situation, he’s hired by the NFL and he’s going to print the story that they want printed,” Turner said.
Turner says Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was smart not to give Wells the access to phone records that Wells sought. According to Turner, Wells is the type to take things out of context in order to make the people he’s investigating look bad.
“If you bring a car to a mechanic and there’s nothing wrong with it and you ask him to find some problems, guess what? He’s going to find some problems,” Turner said.
Wells found plenty of problems after investigating both the Dolphins and the Patriots. Turner has always said Wells was unfair. Now the Patriots agree.