Ted Wells' final report on Incognito and Dolphins expected in 1-2 weeks

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Jonathan Martin will be one of the many people waiting for Ted Wells' final report. (USATSI)
Jonathan Martin will be one of the many people waiting for Ted Wells' final report. (USATSI)

Richie Incognito isn't suspended by the Dolphins anymore, but the situation in Miami isn't over just yet. That's because NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells has yet to file his final report with the NFL regarding his investigation into the bullying allegations made by Jonathan Martin.

According to Wells' law firm -- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP -- the final report should be sent to the NFL within the next two weeks.

"The news media information that Ted Wells' report would be issued to the NFL and public on Thursday of this week was incorrect," the firm said in a statement released on Wednesday. "Mr. Wells informed the NFL before the Super Bowl that he expected his report to be completed and issued either late next week or early the following week. Mr. Wells continues to be in full control of the timing of the report."

The NFL Network reported on Super Bowl Sunday that Wells' findings would be released on Feb. 5. Wells' report won't be ready by then though, which is probably why his firm felt compelled to release a statement.

It's always possible that Wells was ready to release the report on Feb. 5, but then had to change his timeline after over 1,000 text messages between Martin and Incognito became public. The texts were obtained and published by TheBigLead.com on Monday.

Wells' investigation began on Nov. 6 when he was appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to look into Martin's bullying allegations against Incognito and the overall workplace environment of the Dolphins. Since then, Wells has interviewed both Incognito and Martin twice. Many other members of the Dolphins organization have also been interviewed by Wells.

Incognito was suspended when Wells began the investigation, but he won't be when the final report is released. The Dolphins lifted Incognito's suspension on Tuesday, over three months after the suspension originally began on Nov. 3.

 
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