NFL investigation into Dolphins locker room culture headed to Davie

Sun Sentinel

MIAMI GARDENS - The NFL's investigation into the Miami Dolphins locker room culture began with last week's seven-hour sit down with Jonathan Martin, and the fact gathering process will continue in Davis this upcoming week.

Sources say Ted Wells, who will lead the independent investigation owner Steve Ross requested, is expected at the team's Davie facility early this week, where he'll conduct interviews with Miami's coaches, players and personnel staff as the team begins its preparation for next Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers.

According to ESPN's sources, offensive coordinator Jim Turner is considered "a person of interest" in the investigation that centers on how Martin, a second-year player, was treated by his teammates and coaches.

According to the ESPN report, Turner, who has a military background, would "insult, bully and pile it on" with Martin, who left the team three weeks ago claiming the Dolphins created a hostile working environment.

Martin has alleged that he was subjected to bullying from Richie Incognito, who has been suspended indefinitely by the team. Incognito has filed a grievance with the NFLPA attempting to end his suspension, and recoup some, if not all of his lost wages.

Incognito, a starter for the Dolphins since the 2010 season, has admitted to using racist and profane language during his conversations with Martin. However, during a Fox interview Incognito claims they were done in a joking nature with a buddy.

Wells, who was appointed to lead the investigation by commissioner Roger Goodell, meet with Martin for seven hours on Friday, listening to the former 2012 second-round pick detail his year and a half with the Dolphins.

Martin remains on the Dolphins' 53-man roster, and said last week he plans to continue his NFL career, but there are presently no plans for him to return to the team.

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