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Ted Wells set to begin hazing investigation in Miami

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Stephen Ross, right, welcomes an investigation into his team. (USATSI)
Stephen Ross, right, welcomes an investigation into his team. (USATSI)

Late last week, attorney Ted Wells, who's heading up the investigation into the alleged bullying and hazing in the Dolphins locker room, met with Miami tackle Jonathan Martin for seven hours.

Now, he's moving on to the current players and coaches in the Miami locker room for the next step of the investigation.

Said Wells in a statement released Monday morning:

"We look forward to meeting with Dolphins players, coaches and staff in order to get the facts and prepare a thorough and fair report. The Dolphins organization has been very helpful in arranging the interviews and urging their personnel to cooperate with the investigation. We have asked all Dolphins personnel to respect the process and avoid commenting on the investigation."

Here was Martin's statement on the matter following his lengthy meeting with Wells last Friday.

Today's meeting is consistent with my commitment to cooperate with the NFL's investigation into my experience as a player on the Miami Dolphins. Although I went into great detail with Mr. Ted Wells and his team, I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time.

I do, however, look forward to speaking directly with [Dolphins owner] Stephen Ross, [CEO]Tom Garfinkel and the Dolphins organization at the appropriate time. This is the right way to handle the matter. Beyond that, I look forward to working through the process and resuming my career in the National Football League.

Earlier this month, Ross broke his silence on the issue, saying, "As the owner, I am committed to creating a professional environment for all of the members of the Dolphins family. Once the review is completed and I have all of the facts, we will respond accordingly."

Meanwhile, guard Richie Incognito has filed a grievance against his team for his indefinite suspension, and general manager Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin are in danger of losing their jobs.

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