Ex-Dolphins line coach suing Ted Wells for defamation

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When the NFL hired Ted Wells to investigate bullying on the Dolphins’ offensive line, Wells issued a scathing report that resulted in the firing of line coach Jim Turner. Now Turner is fighting back.

Turner is filing a defamation lawsuit against Wells, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The decision to file a lawsuit is the latest salvo from Turner, who has ripped Wells in the past for undertaking what Turner saw as an unfair investigation designed to find a scapegoat.

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 in May.

Turner feels that Wells irreparably damaged his career, and now Turner wants to make Wells pay.

124 responses to “Ex-Dolphins line coach suing Ted Wells for defamation

  1. May be the first of many suits against Wells and the NFL…Good job Roger killing the golden goose. Mark Cuban should be the next NFL commissioner.

  2. Ordinarily I would take the side of the NFL on most of the discipline issues but the two Wells fiascoes shows that the NFL needs to divest themselves of being judge and jury. this “impartial” investigator is a load of crap. In matters of discipline, Goodell has too much power and that allows them to go on a witch hunt. Honestly, there needs to be an truly independent party handling these investigations and appeals.

  3. Brady will file next. Wells and the NFL’s con has been exposed thanks to Brady’s appeal transcript being released. They come in with predetermined guilt and twist facts to meet their biased conclusions.

  4. Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.

    Enough with his dancing around with things. Take your penalty like an adult and move on.

  5. Stories of the NFL getting sued from within are going to increase as the NFL has taken it’s eyes off of the football.

    The NFL is focused on expanding the brand – to women, to other countries, to a longer season – all for the sake of more money. In this, the NFL wants to punish players for damaging its ‘brand’.

    (Oddly, the NFL is showing reticence at punishing its suits for damaging the ‘brand’.)

    Dear NFL, please focus on having a great game between the goal posts. That is giving us the ‘brand’ we all know and love.

    Sincerely, NFL Fans.

  6. An independent investigator who will again invoke client/attorney privilege.
    But the real question about being independent is “Was there really a member of his team cross examining Brady during his appeal?”

    Now that is just flaunting that ‘Nobody can touch me’ attitude by Roger.

  7. If Roga is smart he will start doing damage control and letting Wells take the heat.

    At some point, he is going to start costing more than he is worth.

  8. I won’t lie, I took Wells Report on the Dolphins stuff at face value. Seemed thorough, full of facts and generally pretty solid.

    Now, after what’s been happening and coming out about Framegate, it might be worth looking back into Bullygate and seeing if there wasn’t a pre-determined outcome.

    I think the Goodell and Co. may have finally bitten off more than they can chew. I hope so, anyway.

  9. Sorry Mr. Turner, but “independent” investigator Ted Wells has independently investigated Ted Wells and has come to the conclusion that there was no wrong-doing on the part of “independent” investigator, Ted Wells. Now pay me another $5 million please, Mr. Roger Goodell.

  10. And if this man can file a successful defamation suit against Wells, just imagine what Tom Brady, could do. Hiring himself out as an “objective” party then being anything but is now a new tack for Wells. Google him and look at his resume. He’s worked for the people who want you to believe that asbestos doesn’t cause health problems and that second hand tobacco smoke is no problem either. He’s even worked for Johnson and Johnson the company owned by the Jets owner. He is despicable and even looks the part. Can’t you just see him tying the poor damsel to the train traks?

  11. Can’t wait until Brady takes down this league……….can’t beat him on the field or in court haha!

  12. dan7800 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:33 AM
    Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.

    Enough with his dancing around with things. Take your penalty like an adult and move on.

    Which one of the text shows Brady “lied”?

    Just curious because Wells report didn’t even say that.

  13. Hard to see how Turner and Incognito acted decently towards Martin, even if Martin wasn’t made of the stuff they thought he needed to be.

    Do they wanted the license to act like jerks in hazing situations?

  14. Turner’s trying to get inline before Brady, because he knows when Brady’s done with Wells, he’ll be panhandling on the corner of Park & 45th.

  15. News flash; the next commish of the NFL will be a lawyer. Maybe even a judge but someone who understands labor and arbitration law forwards and backwards. There is way too much money on the table to risk labor peace and ownership has enough billionaires who know how to negotiate favorable business deals (this is why they are billionaires) so winning in court (or even better staying out of court) could be big the biggest priority of the incoming leader of the NFL. Goodell needs to go.

  16. Most criminals pleaded not guilty, even though they were guilty. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. If we didn’t have criminals, we wouldn’t needed judges.

  17. Good!

    Now I wish someone would sue them for the amount of commercials you have to watch in order to see a football game.

  18. dan7800 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:33 AM
    Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.
    ————–

    They gave you what you wanted to see. The texts were 9 months before the AFC championship game. They just needed to leak false information, manipulate the media, and there would be enough of people with a distaste for the Patriots to build the firestorm to render a guilty conviction against one of the games brightest stars.

    All under the guise of ‘the integrity of the game’. And people would stop talking about Ray Rice, Peterson, or player suicides from head injuries.

    They knew that most of the people would never read the Wells report, or the transcript of the appeal – which they had demanded sealed.

  19. The pattern is obvious.
    The NFL lies
    Goodell lies
    Wells lies
    Vincent lies
    It is never about ascertaining right or wrong. League justice is only about propping up an incompetent Commissioner. The NFL is a corrupt bureaucracy bent on accumulating non-negotiated power at the expense of its disposable units….the players.
    How long will owners allow the name Roger Goodell to be the lead in EVERY league story. Time to sever the serpent’s head. Wake up owners, Goodell is ruining your product.

  20. dan7800 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:33 AM

    Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.

    Enough with his dancing around with things. Take your penalty like an adult and move on.

    ————–

    I can’t believe how many people think Brady should accept a 1.8 million dollar penalty like an adult. Why on earth would any one do that when they are innocent? Brady said he was under oath. It’s not like he can say it any more clearly. If he really is innocent, why would he not keep fighting.

    Also. give everyone a break on the texts. If the texts proved anything there wouldn’t have even been an appeal. There is nothing that indicates Brady asked anyone to do anything that would break any NFL rule. The texts were pulled to establish his general awareness, which they do not.

  21. Simply put, you don’t have all this drama in the other sports leagues. I blame Goodell. For some reason he has looked for trouble in order to impose the will of his power-hungry and vindictive inner circle that leads him around by the nose. Eventually the owners will get tired of off-the-field issues dominating the headlines and Goodell will be gone.

  22. As a Pats fan I wish I had listened more to Fins and Saints fan about how corrupt the Goodell/Wells team is and how distorted his reports have been.

    Hope this guy hammers Wells in court. I will never believe anything the league says at face value again.

  23. The NFL should be worried that Wells explains the winks and nudges that go on behind the scene, and that he was just doing what was expected of him.
    Let’s see some of those emails, Mr. Pash. Brady is next up.

  24. “According to Turner, Wells is the type to take things out of context in order to make the people he’s investigating look bad.”

    Sounds about right. I’m sure that Tom Brady, John Jastremski, and Jim McNally, along with anyone with any sense would agree.

  25. As a Patriots fan, I had only cursory interest in the whole Dolphins “bullying” saga. Same thing for “Bountygate.” Now, I’m really, really curious and more than a little suspicious. Having seen how the league is trying to railroad Brady and the Patriots while only giving lip-service to due process, I wonder how long this has been going on. I hope all football fans are wondering the same thing. Needlessly jerking around with peoples’ lives in the name of enhancing a corporate brand and buffing the image of the top executives should be fought tooth and nail wherever it is found.

  26. In the future, a best-selling movie will FOREVER PRESERVE the disgraceful actions of the current NFL office.

    The NFL was/is blinded by their environment (their perceived power and nobody is above them).

    Also, many folks in the media took a stand against the Patriots based on fake information. Because of job security, they won’t change their views to reality.

    NFL office, breaking news: THIS IS AMERICA!

    The NFL thought they could wiggle around their official 19 Jan. letter to Mr. Kraft that stated all tested Colts’ footballs were within the permissible PSI ranges — incredible and untrue statement issued by the NFL.

    Then …. the TRUTH and WRATH of the Ideal Gas Law (IGL) deflated their paper ship. However, the NFL’s “blind power” can’t concede mistakes.

    Finally, who made the decision at halftime to STOP testing the Colts’ remaining 8 footballs (only four balls tested, 3 found deflated)?

  27. Goodell needs to stop being so litigious in general. It will never end. Keep guys like Wells out of the NFL and let NFL business be NFL business.

    Goodell didn’t even need to have a deflategate investigation. He could have fined the team and been done with it. Kraft would have accepted it.

    Nothing will come of it in the end except more lawsuits.

  28. I wonder…could Wells could claim he’s innocent in any defamation suits on account of the how the NFL does that
    ‘word-smithing’ thing to his reports after he turns them in?

    Can you imagine Wells flipping, and turning around and suing the NFL himself?!

    Anything’s possible in this ham-handed cluster.

    But any settlement should mandate that he shave that ‘stache.

  29. The thing that is rarely pointed at, this is the CBA the PLAYERS negotiate and agreed upon. It gave Goddell full power. I bet the next time the CBA comes to the table for negotiations, the players will look a little more into who and how will disciplinary actions be determined. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Why are we surprised that Ted Wells reports would be one sided??

  30. jchemengr says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:35 AM

    Brady will do likewise, but he will name Goodell and the NFL also.

    ————————————-

    … and add ESPN to your list.

  31. Just when will the owners wake up to the reality that Roger Goodell’s bone headed administration has pretty much been an unending series of CYA maneuvers…when they get tired of paying judgments in lawsuits like this?

  32. Does he really want to give a deposition under oath as to what really goes on in a football locker room? Lots of things that will seem ordinary to players and coaches are going to seem outrageous and bullying to outsiders.

  33. NFLPA is paying all the legal fees. Any why is that? This is really an offshoot of the Tom Brady legal suit. This is ridiculous. Just accept your punishment for cheating and move on like everybody else does.

  34. This world is so ridiculous. Who cares who is ‘biased’. We hear the NFLPA make fun of the NFL and their process- because the NFLPA’s job is to get players off the hook! They aren’t seeing it unbiasedly. Regardless of a players guilt they file an appeal and do everything to get the player off the hook. Why is that ok but then players complain the nfl is biased or other attorneys or biased. If you dont like the NFL and their process THEN QUIT! Or just never put urself in a situation to get punished. Does Aaron Rodgers care what the process is? no! Because he stays out of trouble. My work has a list of core values we are supposed to go by, if we violate these in any way they can let us go. Just as simple as “you didnt live up to the honesty core value, we are letting you go”. Thats how business work, i cant go after them for that. Its how their business is run. Either stop watching the NFL or stop complaining. Dont ask to be employed by them and then complain about how they run things, you have the option to find employment elsewhere.

  35. Not a fan of this kind of litigation but hey, go for it. The NFL is absolutely on record as a lying dishonest organization and Roger Goodell can’t utter the word “integrity” enough times to compensate for his complete lack of any so why not? Make them pay. They deserve it for undermining the great game of football anyway.

  36. dan7800 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:33 AM

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.

    —-
    We sure did! We learned what the patriots balls were supposed to be set at.

    Jastremski (8:04:56am): Ugh…Tom was right.
    Jastremski (8:05:23am): I just measured some of the balls. They supposed to be 13 lbs… They were like 16. Felt like bricks

  37. OH YEAH – GAME ON – and This is only the BEGINNING.

    Time for every NFL Player & Fan to take a stand against Goodell & corrupt Owners.

    TIME FIGHT BACK

  38. This is funny, because after all the potshots he took at Wells after Deflategate, I was thinking this coach was the one in danger of being sued.

    I wonder how he is going to prove any of the findings of the Dolphins investigation untrue.

  39. Saints – Bountygate….
    Dolphins – Bullygate….
    Patriots – Deflategate….

    Is your team next on the list?

    I heard Goodell was not pleased with his pierogi the last time he was in Pittsburgh…are the Steeler’s next? I’m sure Wells can dig something up.

    His mother in law missed a connecting flight at O’Hare. Bears just made the list.

    The barista at Starbucks gave him whole milk instead of skim. Starbucks is based in Seattle….let’s get the Seahawks.

  40. djteknision1200 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 12:00 PM

    The thing that is rarely pointed at, this is the CBA the PLAYERS negotiate and agreed upon. It gave Goddell full power.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This another LIE from the NFL & ESPN.

    The CBA does not give Goodell FULL POWER – not at all.

    The CBA is an AGEEMENT with specified rules and specified punishments for each rule violation.

    Goodell overstepped his BOUNDS & LIMITATIONS believing that he can do as he wishes.

    Judge Berman has already reviewed the CBA, the Transcripts and will settle this – according to BOTH – Get IT – GOOD.

  41. Wait, so who fired him, Wells, the NFL or the Dolphins? It would be smart to save his lawyers’ fees. It will prove a waste of time & money.

  42. Wells and Goodell, both being well practiced narcissists, will fight each other to determine who is most narcissistic. The sad reality is that both consider that to be an honorable title. More than sad, actually. It’s pathetic.

  43. Patriots should think about hiring this guy. Might cause Goodell and Wells to say even stupider , even more self-destructive things in anger.

  44. Men risk life and limb to play this game. Butkus, LT, Reggie White, Sean Taylor and many others would find the backstory to the game now subtracting from it.

    We’ve got lawsuits over nothing, suspensions over less than that, inadequate suspensions for far worse than that, sensitivity training, a month-long pink shoe/apparel ‘rule,’ mascot changes because 7 people claim offense, broadcasters and referees who won’t do a certain team’s games, TD celebration rules, independent ‘trainers’ who can affect the outcome of a game by yanking players, new rules because a particular team plays by the rules, and duped reporters.

    NFL is heading south, and I do mean a Mexico schedule.

  45. swagger52 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 12:04 PM
    NFLPA is paying all the legal fees. …

    I cannot imagine why the NFLPA would be paying any legal fees associated with a Coach’s lawsuit.

    Do you have a source for that post?

  46. With all the class action suits that are in play, I’m surprised that some enterprising law firm hasn’t filed one on behalf of the long suffering NFL fans whose lives have been disrupted and their enjoyment of the game they love diminished by Goodell et al.

  47. bstngrdn says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:40 AM
    And if this man can file a successful defamation suit against Wells, just imagine what Tom Brady, could do…

    Unfortunately for Tom Brady he is a much more public figure than Jim Turner. Even given Turner’s picture posted with this article, there are no more than three football fans on this planet that would recognize Turner on the street – and those three are all Turner’s family members.

    Tom Brady is recognized on the street by tens of millions. Defamation suits are difficult for public figures to move forward but, at the very least, Brady could cripple the reputations of Goodell and Wells even more with one, and that would be fun. That would probably only cost Brady another few million in attorney fees – chump change to Brady and his wife for the pleasure it would give their fans.

  48. dan7800 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:33 AM
    Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

    Brady cheated (and lied about it). We saw the texts.

    Enough with his dancing around with things. Take your penalty like an adult and move on.
    ___________________________

    And anyone can post nonsense.
    What texts show that exactly? You must not have read the transcript and you really should. It is now public record and when it comes to proof of someone lying it is Goodell that gets hung out to dry. No intelligent human being reading the appeal transcript and comparing it to Goodell’s statement upholding the suspension could ever respect anything handed down by such a duplicitous ‘leader’.

    For an ‘independent’ investigator Wells sure spent an awful lot of his time when questioned by Kessler dancing around attorney client privilege, curious that. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn the bulk of the time Wells’ team spent on the bullying investigation was employed in finding ‘facts’ that could be used to reach the predetermined outcome and be laid at the feet of suitable scapegoats.

  49. Turner can’t get a new job now that he was found to be the influencing cancer in the Incognito/Martin flap.

    He lied, see where that gets ya!!

    Ok, lets sue, sue, sue

  50. I am utterly shocked that Jim Turner would sue Ted Wells for defamation. Why Ted Wells ooze Honesty and Integrity. Never enter my mind that Ted has gone to the Dark Side and start putting out Garbage in his many “Independent Reports”. UTTERLY SHOCKED!

  51. At some point, the Wells stink has to come back and stick to Paul Weiss. They generated just over $1 Billion last year, and are viewed as a bet-the-business firm….but this is not a good look for Paul Weiss.

  52. This world is so ridiculous. Who cares who is ‘biased’. We hear the NFLPA make fun of the NFL and their process- because the NFLPA’s job is to get players off the hook! They aren’t seeing it unbiasedly. Regardless of a players guilt they file an appeal and do everything to get the player off the hook. Why is that ok but then players complain the nfl is biased or other attorneys or biased. If you dont like the NFL and their process THEN QUIT! Or just never put urself in a situation to get punished. Does Aaron Rodgers care what the process is? no! Because he stays out of trouble. My work has a list of core values we are supposed to go by, if we violate these in any way they can let us go. Just as simple as “you didnt live up to the honesty core value, we are letting you go”. Thats how business work, i cant go after them for that. Its how their business is run. Either stop watching the NFL or stop complaining. Dont ask to be employed by them and then complain about how they run things, you have the option to find employment elsewhere.
    _____

    Not really the same thing. You cannot compare working in the NFL to a job at say, Bank of America. You would have other banks that that you can go and work for. And there are lots of them. These guys don’t really have that option as the NFL is only professional football league out there.

  53. All of these butt-hurt babies need to get over themselves.
    Accept your punishment like a man………
    ………and stop adding to the wussification of America.
    (I’m looking at you Tammy Shady)

  54. Defamation suits are difficult for public figures to move forward

    —————————-

    correct, unless he can show malice.

    you think that would be hard to prove?

    Kensil

    a small group of owners

  55. this was predicted by legal analysts after they saw how ridiculous the appeal transcripts were.
    an interesting dimension is that the judge is rumored to be asking for wells complete notes next. doing so makes them available to the public and can be used in any civil litigation.

  56. Saints – Bountygate….
    Dolphins – Bullygate….
    Patriots – Deflategate….
    Redskins & Cowboys got screwed in Capgate

    Is your team next on the list?

  57. Are coaches covered by the CBA? While the NFL can discipline any employee, I don’t recall coaches bargaining away any rights at all.

    So, apparently Turner has a free kick at the NFL and Ted Wells. Hopefully it lands in a sensitive part of the anatomy.

  58. i see we have haters from the pacific north west who still don’t get it.

    i will bet that with the hawks still a top team that it will not be long before godell hears from the owners of the other NFC West teams and ask for an investigation as to how they are winning.

    it’s not like pete carroll has no baggage in his closet.

    yup, next on the list for Godell, the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.

    then we’ll see what they say.

  59. Bottom line – there is NO PROOF Tom Brady did anything

    Even Ted Wells is forced to admit this – even after numerous leaps of illogical thought

    But there IS PROOF that Roger Goodell is a chronic liar

    Until the OWNERS are held responsible for their and Goodell’s lack of Integrity, there can be no integrity in the game of football

    Expect John Oliver to have a FIELD DAY with the NFL now that he’s shown how corrupt FIFA was

    Probably only a matter of time before you see the FBI carrying boxes of files out of 345 Park Avenue anyways

  60. “Maybe he and Brady can go to a bar during Brady’s suspension and cry about how unfair life is”

    They’ll have a lot of company. mainly butt hurt Seahawk, Colts and Ravens fans.

  61. “Here, frame Brady same thing. Either you frame Brady yes, or frame Brady no. You frame Brady guess so, squish — like grape. Understand?” — Mr. Miyagi

  62. Good!!! and not becuase I think Turner has been wronged but the more the Shield gets dragged into court and spit on the better the chance Goodell will soon be unemployed…..

  63. Suddenly, what was once viewed as the most powerful league has become a house of cards. When the NBA was embroiled in racism, the commissioner resolved it quickly. When the NHL went bankrupt, the commissioner rebuilt with a solid plan. When the MLB faced the demise of one of the more storied teams in the dodges, the commissioner managed the process that led to a vested buyer. On the other hand, the NFL finds itself embroiled in power struggles between the Commissioner and players and coaches. Not since Al Davis litigated against the NFL has the league faved such negativity.

  64. letsgobuffalo4 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 12:05 PM
    ………………….. My work has a list of core values we are supposed to go by, if we violate these in any way they can let us go. Just as simple as “you didnt live up to the honesty core value, we are letting you go”.
    _______________________________________
    Understood. But say you get fired because pencils appear to be missing from the stationary cabinet and the guy sitting next to you has an additional 5 pencils in his pencil tray and it is therefore assumed that he took the other pencils that appear to be missing. And HR explains that you are being fired under the honesty core value criteria because it is more probable than not that you were generally aware that your fellow worker took the pencils and you didn’t say anything about it. Further it is discovered that the replenishment stock of pencils were not delivered as expected, so in fact, no pencils were actually missing. Are you telling me that in spite of your company’s policy, you wouldn’t be on the phone with Kessler initiating a wrongful dismissal law suit. And are you saying you would just go home and tell your wife and kids you were fired because the company said you were dishonest. Would you add that to your resume as well, stating you lost your last job because the company says you were dishonest. I think you would be looking for Kessler’s phone number.

  65. I hope the judge asks for texts and notes from the NFL.

    There is so much more, and the NFL already look just terrible.

    This suit should provide a nice roadmap for Brady.

  66. I always knew Bullygate and Bountygate were part of the new, kinder, gentler, feminized image the NFL was trying to portray, but it also didn’t bother me that it gave a couple of other teams a taste of what Spygate was all about. I think we’ve reached the tipping point with the fans, and everyone can see what’s going on here. Go get ’em Jimmy Boy! Can Sean Payon be far behind? With numerous players coming out in support of Brady lately, it looks like the worm is finally starting to turn. The NFL has itself immersed in a cess pool that they will be swimming in for a long time if they don’t fire these clowns now, and sanction Harbaugh, Grigson, Pagano, and any other NFL team employees that assisted in this charade.

  67. It looks like once Turner was laying low, hoping time would be his ally in getting back into the league, but when he saw the progress Brady was making, it was time to come out of the weeds and fight! Good for him!

  68. When it comes to NE and TB the only posts worth reading is those with the lower number. Who needs the whining drama.

    The Miami coach won’t get a dime. He’s trying to target Wells because he thinks its popular to do so on NE forums. Whatever. How about looking in the mirror. That’s why you’re no longer employed in the NFL. Loser.

  69. Turner, like Brady, was the one who ruined his own career. Hiring high-priced lawyers to try to succeed on some technicality is exactly what people of their ilk try to do. But at the end of the day, they’re still cheaters and/or scumbags who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions.

  70. swagger52 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 12:04 PM

    NFLPA is paying all the legal fees. Any why is that? This is really an offshoot of the Tom Brady legal suit. This is ridiculous. Just accept your punishment for cheating and move on like everybody else does.

    —–

    Um, I haven’t seen any evidence that the NFLPA is paying for any of Turner’s expenses. Is there a new organization called the NFLCA (coaches)?

    Please include source on your next post.

  71. “Turner, like Brady, was the one who ruined his own career. Hiring high-priced lawyers to try to succeed on some technicality is exactly what people of their ilk try to do.”

    Brady has been trying to succeed on the grounds that he’s innocent because no tampering with the balls took place. The appeal of his punishment was denied by the same kangaroo court that issued it in the first place. At this point, he’s got no option than to try to succeed on the “technicality” that he got a biased “appeal” from the same biased person who issued the biased punishment in the first place.

  72. I believe the bar for defamation of a public figure like Brady is the the actions harmed him (check) and the commentator knew they were false (check).

    Goodell, Wells, Grigson, Kensil, and more.

  73. stealthjunk says:
    Aug 10, 2015 1:21 PM

    Turner, like Brady, was the one who ruined his own career. Hiring high-priced lawyers to try to succeed on some technicality is exactly what people of their ilk try to do. But at the end of the day, they’re still cheaters and/or scumbags who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions.
    ——————————

    First of all, Tom Brady hasn’t ruined his career.

    Second, the NFL hired high-priced lawyers to undertake a witch-hunt, trying to succeed despite no evidence, and have made it clear that they feel that they don’t have to take responsibility for their nefarious actions.

  74. Brady will do the same
    Patriots fans will have a class-action no-brainer when the NFL proves with their own testing in 2015 season that the laws of physics do apply to NFL footballs.

  75. Turner was hired to make him a better olineman. Toughing him up when hes soft was in that job description. The franchise should have flagged him that he was ‘soft’ and from the ‘silver spoon’ – gm irelands fault right there. But looking back i do feel bad turner was canned. The franchise let him go to avoid media attention. Personally he was fired doing his job. Miami should have paid him salary for 5+ years – this was all their own doing

  76. nflexecutivesconstantlylie says:
    Aug 10, 2015 11:31 AM
    Ted Well$ is a great human being.

    This is just another Boston cheater whining.

    Right?

    -NFL source
    ===================

    Yes, the guilty party always has wonderful things to say about the lawyer on the other side. It’s funny how these ‘character’ pieces (i’ve read about 5 on here) always have two common components (Dolphins and Patriots). I wonder why they would have reason to be so negative?

  77. There’s only been one winner in this, and it’s Ted Wells. He’s made something like $45 million between the Dolphins and Patriots cases alone.

    Also, I just have to say the whole “Brady cheated and he got caught!” thing cracks me up. Three of the four Colts balls tested were under the legal PSI, and Andrew Luck hasn’t been thrown in the slammer yet.

    Wait, don’t give Bob McNair, Shahid Khan, and Kenneth Adams any ideas. If they can set up the Colts as easy as the Colts and Ravens did the Patriots, maybe the Texans might actually win the AFC South.

  78. bostontdparty says:
    Aug 10, 2015 2:07 PM
    mcdougle

    patriot’s fans learned the hard way what a scum the nfl offices can be. you’ll find it too given time
    ——————-

    …and the Pat’s org and Dolphins o’line were just a bunch of angels. Any time there’s big money, both sides will put the screws to the other side. It’s easy to cherry pick negative views, doesn’t really tell you much about Wells as a whole.

  79. Brady should take a hint and do the same thing and sue both Goodell and Ted Wells for defamation. Everyone knows that Goodell and Wells were in bed with each other to frame Brady in the Wells Report. You’re dealing with 2 very mean spirited, nasty people who are acting like dictators.

  80. …and the Pat’s org and Dolphins o’line were just a bunch of angels.

    ======================================

    haven’t you been reading the facts, not what the NFL wants you to believe?

  81. docsmith54 says:
    Aug 10, 2015 12:19 PM
    Men risk life and limb to play this game. Butkus, LT, Reggie White, Sean Taylor and many others would find the backstory to the game now subtracting from it.

    why would anyone use LT as an example of anything except a wasted, ruined life. BTW, no possible way he could have been that good w/o roids. Not Possible. More probable than not wouldn’t you say?

  82. I really beleive the NFL are taking Brady to task for lack of cooperation and historic deflation not what happend versus the colts because there seems to be no evidence. I always thought that Goodell and the NFL were trying to do things properly but it does seem they had a target and would not stop until it was taken down. I was very much on their side with this but I am completely in limbo because I don’t know who to believe now. Wells didn’t find anything concrete and how any company can be truly independent when that company is being paid by the other is beyond me. This has been a complete disaster for everybody. Brady has been tainted a cheat or at the very least a cry baby, spoilt golden boy and Goodell and the NFL a bunch of incompetent buffoons that bare the same characteristics as a dictatorship. Just hope that the NFL learn from this fiasco.

  83. I also find it entertaining that the narrative on here paints Wells as some incompetent, bumbling, lawyer, doing the NFL’s bidding.

    The guy is a literal rock star lawyer, who is well respected by his colleagues.

  84. This guy was so famous his name was left of the title of the story.

    Any Sol Rosenberg fans? Sue everyone.

  85. so it doesn’t strike anyone as strange that this whole thing started about 5 minutes after Brady, who never said boo for 14 years, told the ravens to read the rule book?

  86. bostontdparty says:
    Aug 10, 2015 3:06 PM
    respected by his peers, other litigators?
    ————-

    Those in the legal profession. Since that is the context of the discussion, I don’t think positive comments from his church group would mean much.

  87. mrmcdougle says:
    Aug 10, 2015 3:02 PM

    I also find it entertaining that the narrative on here paints Wells as some incompetent, bumbling, lawyer, doing the NFL’s bidding.

    The guy is a literal rock star lawyer, who is well respected by his colleagues.
    ——————————–

    I’m sure he is. He has certainly gotten the NFL the results they specified.

    Here’s a guy that can see two guys texting about the over-inflation of footballs and deduce that they are participating in a long running scheme to deflate footballs after the referee inspection.

    Perry Mason would have looked up to this guy.

  88. Finally, finally, someone else is seeing how Ted Wells just gets hired and throws a dart at the board of who to blame for the issue he was hired to investigate. Redemption is coming for us all! – Signed every Patriots fan including the few who are honest.

  89. Jastremski and McNally will have an another defamation case against Wells.

    Can’t wait to see , hope Wells does not settle before the trial. Brady, McNally and Jastremski have been portrayed as liars and cheaters by Wells. They should file a case against Wells and the NFL so we can see Wells phone records, emails and messages published to the world.

  90. Jim Turner is an exceptional coach and man. He was my coach at Northeastern University as was Joe Philbin. Both men displayed character of the highest standard. Jim’s job has been to groom men who face one of the most, if not, the most the most physically challenging sport known to man. He’s intense, there is no doubt about that but he keeps a tight unit and if you play for him, you play hard 100% of the time. I had the pleasure of meeting his father who was a longtime coach in Randolph, MA for the semi-pro Oiler’s, tremendous family.

    Ted Wells was asked to perform investigations in this situation and Tom Brady’s situation with an obvious agenda in each one. It’s caught up with him and he’s been exposed. Now Goodell is being exposed as well. The NFL is making money hand over fist with Goodell, so his job is safe for now. How long with that last though?

    Best of luck Coach, appreciate all you’ve done for me!

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